Iraqi American Woman Wins IndieFEST International Film Awards


Iraqi born and Eric Hoffer award-winning author of 13 books, Weam Namou wins a prestigious Award of Excellence from the IndieFEST Film Awards (women filmmaker category). The award will be given for Weam Namou’s exciting feature documentary, The Great American Family, which is based on her 2017 Eric Hoffer award-winning book with the same title:

The Great American Family is an exceptional true-life story that touches on a number of important issues that are robbing American families from living the American dream. When an American woman is accused of conspiring to sell telecom equipment to Iraq during the sanctions, her conspirator reveals the one truth that the U.S. Government kept hidden from the jury, which deprived her of a fair trial.

“We came from Iraq for America’s freedoms,” says writer, producer, and director Weam Namou. “As an immigrant, I saw through this case how we are losing the very things we came here. So I’m grateful for IndieFEST’s recognition of this important story.”

The IndieFEST Film Awards recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Information about the IndieFEST and a list of recent winners can be found at

In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Weam Namou joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of Love Thy Nature, A Path Appears Documentary featuring George Clooney and Blake Lively, Radical Grace executive produced by Susan Sarandon, a searing expose Davids and Goliath by Peabody winner Leon Lee, and Touched with Fire starring Katie Holmes.

Rick Prickett, who chairs The IndieFEST Film Awards, had this to say about the latest winners, “The IndieFEST is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The IndieFEST helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The IndieFEST Film Awards is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

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