Raising the Tally to 15 International Awards
Theeb Wins the Grand Prize at the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CINEMA DE DAKHLA in Morocco
Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb has added a new award to its growing list of accolades with winning the Grand Prize at FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU CINEMA DE DAKHLA in Morocco, which concluded its 6th round last Wednesday. The festival's audience fell in love with the film as they flocked to attend the screening at the Conference Palace Hall in Dakhla in Dakhla. Naji Abu Nowar's film has now won 15 awards in total, in addition to its selection to represent Jordan in the coming Academy Awards as one of the nominated films in the Best Foreign Film Category.
Theeb travelled to 12 countries East and West and premiered in the United States in November 2015. ART network has also begun airing the film exclusively on its screens since Sunday 22 November.
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.