Captain Abu Raed

Story: Abu Raed is an old airport janitor who has always yearned of seeing the world but has never been able to afford to travel. One day a group of children in his poor neighborhood assume he is a pilot and beg him to share stories of the world outside of Amman, Jordan. Through imaginary tales a friendship forms and he finds the grim realities of the children's home life. He takes it upon himself to make a difference.
Year: 2007
Genre: Drama
Country: Jordan
Language: Arabic
Production: Paper and Pen Films, GigaPix Studios
Director: Amin Matalqa
Writer: Amin Matalqa
Cast: Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussein Al-Sous, Udey Al-Qiddissi, Ghandi Saber, Dina Raad-Yaghnam, Mohammad Qteshat, Nadim Mushahwar, Faisal Majali, Lina Attel, Ali Maher, Khaled Al-Safi, Rami Samara, Ayat Najah Abd Al-Sadeq, Khuloud Khaled Issa
Release date: 6 February 2008 (Jordan)
Runtime: 102 min
Budget: $2,000,000 (estimated)


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