Jordan’s Oscar Entry ‘Theeb’ Makes Nomads Into Movie Stars

Besides winning Naji Abu Nowar the Orizzonti Best Director Award at Venice, Jordan’s foreign-language Oscar submission “Theeb [The Wolf]” has scored a remarkable 95 percent on RottenTomatoes. The movie, which stars the actual last surviving Bedouin nomads in an accurate WWI story, has topped Best Picture frontrunners “Spotlight,” “Brooklyn,” “The Martian,” “The Revenant” and “Carol.”

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