Captain Abu Raed
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.
This film portrays the life of a simple man who reaches out to children in his town by sharing his dreams. The children all learn valuable lessons from Abu Raed as he takes the time to show interest in their lives. This is a moving tale of hardship and abuse but also of love, acceptance and friendship. The overarching theme is that you can follow your dreams no matter who you are or what they are. We are pleased to award our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal to this interesting foreign film.
Note: This movie was filmed in Jordan and has English subtitles