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THEEB
Ped Mall -The Screening Room
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 1:00 PM
In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. Part of Bijou Horizons series--free for UI students, $5 general public.
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General Admission Adult Matinee - $7.50
General Admission Children (12 and younger) - $6.50
General Admission UI Student (with valid ID) - $6.50
General Admission Seniors (60+) - $6.50

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Part of "For Your Consideration" -- a curated month-long series highligthing some of this year's best Oscar-nominated films. Regular admission price, or purchase a series pass to see all 11 series films--$40 for members, $65 general public.

Academy Award Nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
Winner - Best Director, Venice Film Festival

"Breathtaking...do not miss it." -Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"A disarmingly complex boyhood adventure with no shortage of tension or harsh beauty." -Los Angeles Times

"A strikingly assured debut feature…a metaphor for fierce self-determination--an origin story for Middle Eastern discontents." -Boston Globe

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination. A beautiful first feature from writer/director Naji Abu Nowar. Jordan’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film has been shortlisted for this year's Academy Awards.

The first screening on Feb. 9 presented as part of Bijou Horizons, a world cinema series that brings awareness to diverse cultures through film. U. of Iowa students who see all five shows in a semester will be eligible to win a $1,500 study abroad scholarship courtesy of UI International Programs. Free admission for UI students and $5 for general public for this screening only.

Screenings after Feb. 9 part of our For Your Consideration series of Oscar-nominated films with regular admission.



Series Info
Series:Bijou Horizons
For Your Consideration
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:100 mins
Director:Naji Abu Nowar
Year Released:2015
Production Country:United Arab Emirates
Qatar
Jordan
UK
Language:Arabic with English subtitles