Waiting for Raif

Waiting for Raif

Filmed over a period of eight years, Waiting for Raif tells the tragic tale of a family torn apart by the Saudi monarchy’s intransigence, as it follows Ensaf Haidar’s inspiring battle to free her husband, prisoner of conscience Raif Badawi. The documentary offers a privileged and moving look at the personal and political implications of the affair, providing an inside view of the challenges faced by a young refugee mother of three, both in her adopted home of Quebec and on the global stage.

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Waiting for Raif, Luc Côté & Patricio Henríquez, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • producer
    Luc Côté
    Patricio Henríquez
    Colette Loumède
  • writer
    Luc Côté
    Patricio Henríquez
  • director
    Luc Côté
    Patricio Henríquez
  • editing
    Andrea Henriquez
    Claude Langlois
  • participation
    Ensaf Haidar
    Najwa Badawi
    Tirad (Doudi) Badawi
    Miriyam Badawi
    Katya Arbour
    Caroline Custeau
    Suzanne Cayouette
    Monia D'Amours
    Mireille Elchacar
    Sandra Hallé
    Jane Hospes
    Sylvie Joubert
    Yenny López
    Richard-Gilles Perreault
  • images
    François Beauchemin
    Joël Bertomeu
    Luc Côté
    Bruno Fraser
    Patricio Henríquez
    Étienne Roussy
  • location sound
    Tiago McNicoll-Castro-Lopes
    Nils Caneele
    Luc Côté
    Julien Fréchette
    Mélanie Gauthier
    Patricio Henríquez
  • research
    Pascale Bilodeau
    Luc Côté
    Patricio Henríquez
    Friederike Venus
  • research - archives
    Nancy Marcotte
  • graphic design
    Mélanie Bouchard
    Alain Ostiguy
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • colourization
    Yannick Carrier
  • original music
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • musical direction
    Robert Marcel Lepage
  • assistant musical director
    Olivier Béliveau
    Samuel Desrosiers
    Pierre-Yves Martel
    Andrew Wells-Oberegger
  • musician
    Olivier Béliveau
    Guillaume Bourque
    Samuel Desrosiers
    Sheila Hannigan
    René Lussier
    Pierre-Yves Martel
    Marilène Provencher Leduc
    Andrew Wells-Oberegger
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • sound design
    Claude Langlois
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • director, Informational Documentaries
    Julia Lauzon
  • Senior Manager, Informational Documentaries
    Marjolaine Mineau
  • additional images
    Marc Aderghal
    Tirad (Doudi) Badawi
    Rafaël Barnwell
    Rénald Bellemare
    Maxime Côté
    Sylvestre Guidi
    Christian Paré
  • production assistant
    Raphaël Fraser
    Sarah-Ève Martin
  • editing assistant
    Lea Henriquez
    Vincent Lacombat
  • technical support - editing
    Marie-Josée Gourde
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • translation
    Meriem Anchour Bouakkz
    Eli Jean Tahchi
    Jennifer Hille
    Trans & Sub Coop
  • subtitling
    Trans & Sub Coop
  • interpreter
    Mireille Elchacar
  • technical director
    Denis Boisvert
  • production manager
    Koussay Hamzeh
  • administrator
    John Chretien
    Sia Koukoulas
  • legal advisor
    David Langis
    Lussier & Khouzam
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing coordinator
    Émilie Ryan
  • studio coordinator
    Gabrielle Dupont
    Stéphanie Lazure
  • senior production coordinator
    Joëlle Lapointe
    Chinda Phommarinh
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
    Esther Viragh
  • line producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède
    Nathalie Cloutier
    Luc Côté
    Patricio Henríquez