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Captain Abu Raed

Dir/Scr: Amin Matalqa. Jordan/USA 2007. 109mins.Only a handful of full-length films have come out of Jordan in the fifty years since the country's first feature, Struggle in Jarash. This makes Captain Abu Raed's commercial poise and polish all the more remarkable: a moving dramatic fable about an elderly airport janitor's relationship with a bunch of Amman street kids, Amin Matalqa's film has the potential to be the Middle East breakout title of ...

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