Thu Jan 1, 1970 | | Theatre |
A preview for the Arab Camera Festival – which will take place later this month – with the screening of the award winning THEEB. It’s 1916. Young Theeb lives in the desert where his older brother teaches him to be mature. After an attack along an ancient pilgrim trail he is the only survivor and has to face the dangers of the desert alone.
More information abour the film THEEB:
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.
In 1916, in the Hejaz Province of the Ottoman Empire, the young Bedouin Theeb (Jacir Eid) is learning from his elder brother Hussein (Hussein Salameh) the skills for everyday survival in their harsh environment. Immersed in a way of life that has endured for centuries, the brothers are unaware of the tremendous upheavals taking place at the fringes of their world: the First World War is raging in Europe, the Ottoman Empire is coming undone, the Great Arab Revolt is brewing, and the British officer T.E. Lawrence is plotting with the Arab Prince Faisal to establish an Arab kingdom. When British officer Edward (Jack Fox) and his Bedouin guide Marji (Marji Audeh) stumble wayward into their tribe’s camp, the two brothers’ destiny is forever changed. Abiding by the Bedouin custom that guests cannot be refused aid, Hussein is assigned to accompany the two strangers to their destination — with the uninvited Theeb, eager for adventure, following close behind. The ensuing journey, filled with danger and hardship, will result in Theeb’s greatly hastened maturation in a culture where a man’s honour and righteousness determines his inclusion or expulsion from the community..
Script: Naji Abu Nowar/ 100 min./Arabic spoken/English subtitled
Tickets: € 2,50
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Are you ready for exploring the Arab film world? Or would you like to delve deeper into the Middle East? A special student passe-partout ( €25,-) will give you full access to the Arab Camera Festival from Thu 12 to Sun 15 Nov.
Documentaries, feature films and short films from Morocco to the Gulf States… the Arab Camera Festival’s lens is wider than the often narrow scope of the public media.
Buy your ticket and find more information via www.arabcamera.nl
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