Ahmed's mother comes to visit him in Montréal, mostly to find out why he still hasn't married. She brings photos of eligible Egyptian bachelorettes, and makes it clear that she isn't going home until he is married. To underline the threat, she has a plane ticket with open return. Ahmed finally handles the situation in a beautifully Canadian way. It's admittedly faint praise, but this was the best short in the "Momma's Boy" program.
Cairo Calling, dir's Joseph Antaki & Xiaodan He, 2005 Canada, 9 min.
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