JCC 2022



Naji ABU NOWAR - Jordanie


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.

Film details

Type : Narrative Feature Films
Duration : 100 min
Year of production : 2014
Country : Jordanie
Casting : Jacir Eid, Hassan Mutlag
Screenwriter : Bassel Ghandour, Naji Abu Nowar
Cinematography : Wolfgang Thaler
Editor : Rupert Lloyd
Director : Naji ABU NOWAR


Born in the UK, Naji Abu Nowar began his filmmaking career when he was accepted into the 2005 RAWI Screenwriters lab held in association with the Sundance Institute, to develop his first screenplay “Shakoush” (Hammer). He then wrote and directed the short film “Death of a Boxer” (2009) which screened at international film festivals including the Palm Springs International Shortfest, the Dubai International Film Festival, the Miami Short Film Festival and the Franco-Arab Film Festival. "Theeb" is Naji's debut feature film, and he has been included in the list of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was also named the Director of the Year in 2014 by Variety magazine.