Captain Abu Raed

Captain Abu Raed
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Captain Abu Raed
Jordan, 2007, 105 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: USA
Topic: Drama
Programs: 2009 Award Winners, Awards Buzz, Best of the Fest
Language: Arabic English Sub-Titles

Awards: Official Oscar Submission 2008, Best Foreign Language Film Dubai Film Festival 2007 (Best Actor) Sun

PSIFF 2009 JURY AWARD: John Schlesinger Award - Amin Matalqa

An inspiring tale of friendship and heroism, Captain Abu Raed features a lonely janitor at Amman's International Airport in Jordan who dreams of traveling the world. When a group of neighborhood children see him wearing a discarded captain's hat, they begin regular visits to listen to his enchanting stories of colorful places around the globe.

DIRECTOR: Amin Matalqa
Producer: David Pritchard
Editor: Laith Al-Majali
Screenwriter: Amin Matalqa
Cinematographer: Reinhart Peschke
Music: Austin Wintory
Principal Cast: Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Ghandi Saber, Udey Al-Qiddissi, Hussein Al-Sous
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Fortissimo Films

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