Set in the Hejaz province of the Ottoman Empire, 1916, Theeb [Wolf in Arabic] lives with his Bedouin tribe unaware of the historic changes unfolding in the world – WW1 is raging, the Arab revolt is brewing, and the Ottoman empire is crumbling. Having recently lost his father, it falls to Theeb's brother, Hussein, to raise him in this harsh environment. When a British Army Officer and his guide seek their assistance for a mysterious mission, Hussein agrees to escort the pair to their destination, so not to dishonour their late father’s reputation. Disobeying his brother’s instructions, Theeb chases after Hussein and embarks on a treacherous journey across the Arabian Desert. For Theeb to survive he must live up to the name his father gave him. This beautiful film was shot in the breathtaking landscapes of Wadi Rum and Wadi Araba with a cast made up of members from a local Bedouin tribe.
Watch the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnEd_WSGtWQ
PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM: I AM BLUE
Yarmouk Palestinian Refugee Camp is under siege. The music—unlike water and electricity– flows from Ayham Ahmad’s battered upright piano.
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We are pleased to have the Christie Pits Film Festival as co-presenters of this event.