Theeb

Director:   Naji Abu Nowar
Year:   2014
Language:   Arabic
Time:   100 minutes

Imagine Lawrence of Arabia told from the point of view of a twelve year old Arab boy. The imperatives of empire and politics are replaced by the imperatives of family ties and family honor. The epic scale is reduced to the personal. But the war, the desert, the blazing sun, the camels and the need to find water remain. Theeb received an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film.

Rated PG-13.

This film is co-sponsored by the Shepherdstown Public Library. Post-film discussion led by Rebecca Ayraud.

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About the director Naji Abu Nowar.

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A selection of reviews of the film.