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Theeb Releases in Iraq

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The Award-Winning Film Continues Its Tour across the Arab World

Theeb Releases in Iraq

Continuing its smashing worldwide tour reaping several film festival awards and after successful commercial releases in 9 Arab countries, Jordanian film Theeb by director Naji Abu Nowar will be released by MAD Solutions, the film's distributor, in Iraq on 27 August, so that the Iraqi audience can enjoy the desert adventure film which has been described by international film critics as one of the best Arab films in 2014.

While the film is currently playing in Jordan, sponsored by the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, Theeb will be released in the Netherlands, the UK and other countries and is set to premiere in the United States later this year.

Since its premiere in September 2014, Theeb has been praised by audiences and critics all over the world and has won 13 prestigious film festival awards. Variety magazine also named the film's director Naji Abu Nowar as Filmmaker of the Year in 2014. Theeb has been commercially released in 9 countries so far: UAE, Lebanon, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Egypt and Switzerland.

Theeb is a 100-minute desert adventure filmed entirely in the southern Jordanian deserts.
The film's producers collaborated with the Bedouin tribes to get a slice of life depiction of their lives. The cast was entirely formed from the local tribesmen of these communities, who've lived in the area for hundreds of years, after they were given acting workshops during the 8 months prior to principal photography.

Theeb is Jordanian director/writer Naji Abu Nowar's first feature film which he co-scripted with Bassel Ghandour. Set in the Arabian Desert of 1916, the film follows Theeb, a young Bedouin boy, and his brother Hussein as they leave the safety of their tribe to venture on a treacherous journey at the dawn of the Great Revolt. If Theeb is to survive he must quickly learn about adulthood, trust and betrayal.

The film stars the young prodigy Jacir Eid as Theeb, opposite of Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag, along with Marji Audeh, and Jack Fox.

Theeb is playing in Iraqi cinemas: Iraqi Cinema at El Mansour Mall and Empire Cinema at Erbil.