Captain Abu Raed

Director Amin Matalqa
Genre Drama
Runtime 102 min
Supplier NeoClassic Films
Festivals/Awards World Cinema Audience Award - Sundance Film Festival 2008
Release Date In theatres on April 9, 2010
DVD/Blu-ray available on September 3, 2012


When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.

World Cinema Audience Award - Sundance Film Festival 2008

Official Film Site


Cast & Credits

Abu Raed Nadim Sawalha
Nour Rana Sultan
Hussein Al-Sous

Press & Articles

“'Captain Abu Raed': Feel-good tale has subtle lessons to teach” - The Toronto Star

“Jordanian ‘Captain’ engaging ” - Sun Media

“'Abu Raed' a humanistic melodrama” - San Francisco Chronicle

“'Abu Raed' offers a compelling journey” - The Detroit News

“Hope flies high in Jordanian drama 'Captain Abu Raed'” - The Times-Picayune

“'Captian Abu Raed' Review” - Screen International

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