Captain Abu Raed

Captain Abu Raed

Captain Abu Raed
Directed by Amin Matalqa
102 mins. / Jordan / In Arabic with English subtitles / 2007
 
Airport janitor, Abu Raed is mistaken for a pilot and idolized by a group of children after he wears a discarded captain’s hat. Through reading and frequent encounters with travelers at Amman Airport, he tells the children vivid stories and takes them to colorful corners of the world, inspiring them to believe in their dreams. Meanwhile, rebellious teenager Murad, is on a quest to prove Abu Raed a liar. Yet Abu Raed makes sacrifices to save his family and helps Murad discover new possibilities in life.
 
This screening is part of the Asia Society Summer Film Series 2012, for more information, please visit www.asiasociety.org/hksummerfilmseries2012
 
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Event Details

5 June 2012
7:30pm - 9:30pm

9 Justice Drive, Admiralty, Hong Kong

General HK$65; Asia Society Members/J.P. Morgan Staff/Full-time Students/Seniors (aged 60 or above) $50