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Director: Naju Abu Nowar
Quatar / Jordan 2014
100 minutes
Cert: 15
 

 

This film deals with the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire, during World War I, a revolt which saw the birth of Arab nationalism, and the break-up of the multi-ethnic Ottoman Empire into highly volatile Arab states. The hero is a young Bedouin boy, whose tribe is sucked into the Arab revolt, eventually leading to the decay of the traditional Bedouin way of life.

Oscar / Academy Awards ® Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
BAFTA Nominee - Film Not in the English Language and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer  for Naji Abu Nowar (Writer/Director)

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