Film phase:Completed


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. Filmmaker Jude Chehab potently 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 takes on a person, Q is a multigenerational tale of the eternal search for meaning. A love story of a different kind, this documentary delicately portrays the complexities of unseen power that intermesh the lives of those who love a woman whose heart is in the hands of someone else.


Jude Chehab looks at the camera, her right hand touching her head. Black and white portrait.Jude Chehab is a Lebanese-American filmmaker who has worked on films in Somalia, Sudan, and Pakistan. Her cinematic interests have drawn Jude to the exploration of the esoteric, the spiritual, and the unspoken. Her work has been awarded fellowships and funding through Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), NeXt Doc, Points North Institute, Firelight Media, and CloseUp. Jude is currently in production on her first feature documentary based in Lebanon and has been supported by International Documentary Association, Independent Television Service (ITVS), Tribeca Film Institute, and Sundance Institute.