Celebrate the 50th Year of Middle East Studies at IU with Center for the Study of the Middle East!
The 2015-2016 Academic Year marks the 50th year that Middle East studies has been offered at Indiana University. The Center for the Study of the Middle East will be hosting a series of events throughout the entire year in celebration of this benchmark year!
The Ryder Film Series and The Center for the Study of the Middle East present: Theeb
1916. While war wages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers’ quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca. So as not to dishonor his recently deceased father, Hussein agrees to lead them on the long and treacherous journey. The young mischievous Theeb (whose name translates as Wolf) secretly chases after his brother, but the group soon find themselves trapped amidst threatening terrain riddled with Ottoman mercenaries, Arab revolutionaries, and outcast Bedouin raiders (2015 · Jordan, UK, United Arab Emirates, Qatar · Arabic w/English subtitles · 100 minutes)
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