REEL 13
Indies

Confessions of a Gambler

Air Date: Saturday June 13th, 2009 after the classic on THIRTEEN

A new pastime sends a woman down a path of spiritual chaos and financial ruin in this drama from South Africa. When she was a teenager, Abeeda (Rayda Jacobs) lived a reckless life, but as a middle-aged single mother she’s learned the importance of responsibility and has become a devout Muslim. While her friends enjoy an occasional visit to the casino, Abeeda becomes deeply fascinated with playing the slots, and after the death of her son Reza, her new hobby becomes an obsession. Confessions Of A Gambler was adapted for a novel by Rayda Jacobs, who also plays Abeeda and directed the film in collaboration with Amanda Lane.

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  • alex

    This is a better view of Muslim and very different from what the msdia presents.

  • DALIA

    I SAW THE MOVIE LAST NIGHT. VERY GOOD AND STUNNING STORY.

  • Jane Grobart

    Wonder movie Brillantly played . I wish it would be available soooooon

  • Jane Grobart

    PLease release film- and contact me!!!!!! Iwillbuy itnow.

  • stephanie

    This was an excellant movie and I am interested in purchasing it for my personal use. Where can I purchase a copy. I have searched the internet and have had no luck. It would be great to have it when my friends come over for a girl’s night out. If anyone knows where I can find it, please e-mail me.

  • Zainab 3/12/10

    I did not see the movie but two of my friends told me about it. I’ve looked for it on amazon and it is not released on dvd yet. Please repeat the movie on your channel. I would also like to purchase dvd when released. I just ordered the book. 3/12/10

  • ZAAHIRA

    I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK TO OTHERS BECAUSE THE BOOKS ARE VERY INTERESTING BECAUSE IT TELLS US ABOUT THE LIFE OF DEVOUT MUSLIM WOMEN IN THESE HARSH TIMES AND WE SHOULD TAKE LESSON AND LEARN FROM OTHERS MISTAKES.INSHALLAH AMEEN