Theeb / Naji Abu Nowar

Theeb / Naji Abu Nowar


Stirring drama about a young Bedouin boy on a perilous journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination across the desert in 1916 Arabia, when World War I was raging in Europe and the Ottoman Empire was coming undone.

Shot entirely on location in the ravishing desert landscape—including at some of the same locations that David Lean used for Lawrence of Arabia—Theeb is turning heads and winning awards on the festival circuit. (Jacob Burns Film Center)

Director:  Naji Abu Nowar 

Film Showing: Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 5 PM

RT: 100 mins

Official website:  Theeb


Winner at the 2014 Abu Dhabi Film Festival of:

  • Best Narrative Film
  • Best Film from the Arab World

Winner of Jury Prize for Best Cinematography and Artistic Direction at the 2014 Cairo International Film Festival.

Winner of Best Directorial Debut at the 2014 Camerimage

Winner of Jordan Alexander Kressler Screenwriting Award at the 2015 Miami Film Festival

Winner Best Director Award at the 2014 Venice Horizons Award

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