Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb Screens at Darb 1718

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Naji Abu Nowar's Theeb Screens at Darb 1718


Darb 1718 screened the Jordanian Oscar and BAFTA nominated film Theeb by director Naji Abu Nowar on Sunday at 8:30 pm and that is within its partnership with MAD Solutions.

Darb 1718 is an Egyptian non-profit organization founded in 2008. Its facilities include a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that host different art mediums and cultural events. The center provides workshops, programmes and initiatives to educate and mentor emerging artists and offers them a space to exhibit their work alongside established artists. Darb 1718 is an art center and gathering point for all art events in Egypt.

Theeb has been screened in over 25 countries and won 18 film awards, including the Best Director Award at the Venice Film Festival, and 3 awards at the 12th Trans-Saharan International Film festival in Zegura (Morocco). Ahead of Theeb's Oscar-nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Abu Nowar has been added to the list of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He was also named 2014 Filmmaker of the Year by Variety magazine.

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 is produced by Bayt Al Shawareb, which was founded by Jordanian Writer and Producer Bassel Ghandour, in association with Rupert Lloyd's Noor Pictures and in co-production with Nasser Kalaji and Laith Majali's Immortal Entertainment. Nadine Toukan is the Executive Producer and MAD Solutions is acting as Theeb's regional marketing consultant and regional distributor across the Arab world.