Theeb by Naji Abu Nowar (Jordan/UAE/Qatar/UK, 2015, 100 min.). Nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, this Arab Western follows a young boy, Theeb, as he makes a perilous trek across the Ottoman Empire desert in 1916. As war rages in the Middle East, Theeb’s mission to guide a British officer to his secret destination is threatened by bandits, enemy soldiers, and the natural hazards of the desert climate.

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