Theeb

Date: 

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 7:00pm

 

Part of the Spring 2017 Film Series: Young Lives: Against the Odds 

Location: Manuel Pacheco Integrated Learning Center (ILC), Room 150, 1500 E. University Blvd

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From The Washinton Post review- 

With its sunbaked vistas, deep-seated impulses of honor and vengeance and lone hero doing battle with nameless outlaws, “Theeb” often resembles a story worthy of Sergio 

Leone, reimaginedby way of the widescreen sweep of “Lawrence of Arabia.” This ... foreign-language Academy Awards submission from Jordan may coin a new film genre: not the western, but the Middle Eastern.
 
Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat plays the title character, a boy of around 10 who lives with his older brother Hussein (Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen) with a group of their fellow Bedouins in 1916 Arabia. According to tradition, tribal members never refuse to offer hospitality to strangers, so when an itinerant guide and a British soldier approach their encampment one night, they slaughter a goat and offer the visitors coffee. When the men ask Hussein to guide them to a well along an old trail to Mecca, he complies in order to fulfill the legacy of his late father, a sheikh. Longing to be initiated into the ways of adulthood, Theeb tags along, embarking on a journey that will test him physically and mentally in ways he can’t imagine.
 
Director 
Naji Abu Nowar
 
Country of Origin 
Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, UK 
 
Language 
Arabic (English Subtitles)
 
Year/ Length 
2014/ 100 min
 
Presenter 
Aaron Graybill