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First film - Completed 2014

Set in the southern Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum, 1916. Theeb, a young and mischievous bedouin boy, unwittingly embarks on a dangerous, life-altering journey to discover his survival depends on the stranger who murdered his brother.

& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2014
Orizzonti Best Director
Toronto - TIFF 2014
Abu Dhabi FF 2014
New Horizons Best Film from the Arab World
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Naji ABU NOWAR
    • Writer(s)
    • Bassel GHANDOUR, Naji ABU NOWAR
    • Producer(s)
    • Nadine TOUKAN (AlDakheel), Bassel GHANDOUR (Bayt Al Shawareb), Rupert LLOYD (Noor Pictures)
    • Synopsis
    • Hejaz Province, the Ottoman Empire, 1916. A bedouin tribe roams the desert, blissfully unaware the world is at war. Theeb, a mischievous young boy, spends his days playing with his older brother Hussein, who tries to teach him to be a man. Their lives are interrupted by the arrival of Edward, a British Army officer, and Marji, his guide. They have a mysterious request: they want to be guided to an ancient Roman well on the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. The well is in perilous territory known as a hunting ground for outcast Bedouin raiders. Despite the dangers, Edward is determined to reach the well. A skilled navigator and hungry for the challenge, Hussein volunteers to guide them. Jealous of his brother’s adventure, Theeb chases after the party; having come too far to return, they reluctantly take the boy with them. Theeb has unwittingly embarked on a dangerous, life-altering journey. If he is going to survive, he must find the skills and courage to overcome the desert, marauding raiders and a terrifying stranger – a man with no name who is hell-bent on taking the mysterious oak box that Edward guards so closely.
    • Partners & financing
    • Private investment.
      And funds from:
      - Visions Sud Est
      - Doha Film Institute
      - Sanad/Abu Dhabi
    • Production schedule
    • in post production