"Captain Abu Raed" (Amin Matalqa, Jordan, 2007, 102 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles)VIEW EVENT DETAILS
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, Abu Raed's friendship with Nour, a female pilot, grows as she deals with pressures of being a successful woman in modern-day Jordan. Rebellious teenager Murad, though, is on a quest to prove Abu Raed a liar. Yet Abu Raed make sacrifices to save his family and helps Murad discover new possibilities in life.