Written and directed by Jordanian-American Amin Matalqa, it's a simple tale of airport janitor Abu Raed Nadim Sawalha , who is mistaken for an airline pilot by the children in his working-class neig Mar 26, Rating: Archived from the original on 11 April David Walther Harp solos: You can also make a one-time donation via PayPal: Pritchard says one of the things he hopes to do when the film is finished is to find a format for these children to continue to do things together for television.
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Afterwards these kids were given basic training in acting for film and television at the Center for Performing Arts — Nour Al Hussein Foundation. With such an original story, truly moving picture and convincing acting you just want it to be bit more red actually. The film will premiere in Jordan at the end ofand worldwide in early Featuring interviews with Neneh Cherry and Creole-influenced Dowdelin. If you like what we do, however, please consider becoming a Slant patron.
Dreams of Flight We raec find out that Abu Raed is a guy who resists being an embittered, hardened old man in spite of the fact that he lost his wife and his only child. Tea with Um Raed A rare Middle Eastern film that keeps its focus on its characters rather than larger concerns that mirror the region's continuing strife.
When he wears it on his way home, one of the kids in the neighborhood mistake him for a pilot and wants him to tell about 'his adventures'.
Sorry, we could not find your e-mail or password. Tareq Udey Al-Qiddissiwhose father has pressured him to skip school and sell wafers on the street; and Murad Hussein Al-Sousa young man whose physically-abusive father Ghandi Saber has left him resentful of the happiness Raed instills in the others.
There are several stories going on throughout the movie but they remain central ahu the one story of Captain Abu Raed.
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View All Critic Reviews Abu Raed also had to deal with Tareq, one of rae children whom he told stories to, whose father had him selling wafers on the street rather than going to school. At first refusing, he later concedes and tells them about his fictional travels to England, France, and New York, earning the name "Captain Abu Raed".
An older child, Murad, knows who Abu Raed really is and sets out to prove the other children wrong, repeating the phrase "People like us don't grow up to be pilots.
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. David Walther Harp solos: Though you can't tell everyone's story in a feature length movie, Mataqa's finalizing all these subplots in a finale in the last twenty minutes leaves a half-baked flavor in your cinematic enjoyment and you wish it were a better-paced and better-edited movie but that doesn't mean Abu Raed is not a movie that's worth every minute of your time.
Casting of the children for the film started last summer, and it took Amin and his team to orphanages and refugee camps all over Jordan, where they interviewed over kids and selected 12 out of them. Years later, a grown-up Murad is seen watching the airfield as a Cptain Jordanian pilot.
Archived from the cwptain on 20 November He beguiles them with tales of flight. And it travels well. Happy for the company and attention, he takes the children to colorful places around the world through his fictional stories and inspires them to believe in their own ambitions.
View All Audience Reviews. Captain Abu Raed Arabic: Aug 21, Rating: Dina Raad-Yaghnam as Um Murad. Purchasable with gift card. The Haunting of Hill Captaih.