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Captain Abu Raed
Abu Raed (Nadim Sawalha) is an old airport janitor who's always dreamt of seeing the world, but only experienced it vicariously through books and brief encounters with air travellers. In his poor neighborhood, Abu Raed befriends a group of children who show up at his door one morning wanting to hear about his adventures around the world. They all think he was an airline pilot. While he takes the children to colourful places around the world through his fictional stories, he begins to discover the grim realities in their lives and tries to make a difference. Captain Abu Raed is a universal story of friendship, inspiration and heroism.
2007 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 110 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Muhr Awards Competition
Premiere: World Premiere
Director: Amin Matalqa
Producer: David Pritchard
DOP: Reinhart Peschke
Editor: Laith Al Majali
Composer: Austin Wintory
Cast: Ghandi Saber, Hussein El Sous, Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan
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