The movie

Inshallah a Boy

Jordan's inheritance culture under which women are pressured to relinquish their rights to property to male relatives.

Length: 113 min
Country: France, Jordan
Language spoken: Arabic
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Mouna Hawa, Haitham Omari, Yumna Marwan, Salwa Nakkara, Mohammad Al Jizawi
Director: Aseel Abu Ayyash
Release date: 2023

Description

Nawal and her husband Ahmad have been trying to have a second child for some time. When Ahmad suddenly dies in the night, she doesn't really have time to mourn because she becomes involved in a legal battle with her meddling brother-in-law Rifqi. Under Jordanian law, if a woman has no son, the husband's family is entitled to a share of the inheritance. It also appears that title deeds have not been properly described. Desperate to keep her house and her life with her daughter, she lies about a pregnancy under the guise of a male heir in order to delay the legal proceedings for nine months and organize her life. Inspired by true events.