Jude Chehab |
United States, Lebanon |
2023 |
92Min |
Arabic, English
Where do we draw the line between love and devotion? An intimate and haunting portrayal of a quest for love and acceptance at any cost, Q depicts the insidious influence of a secretive matriarchal religious order in Lebanon on three generations of women in the Chehab family. Jude Chehab documents the unspoken ties and consequences of loyalty that have bonded her mother, grandmother, and herself to the mysterious organization. A masterful portrait of the toll that decades of unrequited love, lost hope, abuse, and despair take on a person, this is a multigenerational tale of the eternal search for meaning.
Jude Chehab
Jude Chehab
Jude Chehab


21 July 14:15 Gateway 9
26 July 17:30 Suncoast 7
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Jude Chehab

Jude Chehab is a Lebanese American filmmaker whose cinematic interests have drawn her to the exploration of the esoteric, the spiritual, and the unspoken. A richly layered visual and intimate personal shooting style developed under the mentorship of Abbas Kiarostami’s final student group, Jude has been credited in collaborations with the BBC, Hot Docs, Refinery29, and Oxfam. She has worked as a director of photography internationally, on films in Somalia, Sudan, and Pakistan, and was an associate producer on Sesame Street’s show, Ahlan Simsim, for Syrian refugees. Q, her first feature documentary was named one of the best documentaries of 2023 by Vogue Magazine. It was supported by: IDA, ITVS, TFI, and the Sundance Institute and won the Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director at Tribeca and the Grand Jury Award for Best First Feature at Sheffield DocFest. She is part of DOCNYC’s ’40 under 40′ list and Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the 25 New Faces of Independent Film.