||Naji Abu Nowar|
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.
This film is co-sponsored by the Shepherdstown Public Library. Post-film discussion led by Rebecca Ayraud.
About the director Naji Abu Nowar.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.