Updated 30 June 2020
Arab News

6 Arab films to stream now

The Arab Cinema Centre has partnered with streaming service Telescope Films to launch a microsite dedicated solely to Arab films. Here are some of the award-winning movies you can find on the platform.

  • ‘Wadjda’

     

    Helmed by Saudi director Haifaa Al-Mansour, the 2012 movie tells the story of a girl who lives in a conservative world and decides to make her own money to achieve her dreams.

     

  • ‘Capernaum’

     

    Directed by Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki in 2018, the film centers on Zain, a destitute boy who decides to sue his parents for having him.

     

  • ‘Adam’

     

    The lives of two vulnerable women in Casablanca — one pregnant and homeless, the other widowed and bereft — converge in this movie directed by Morocco’s Maryam Touzani.

     

  • ‘Theeb’

    In the Naji Abu Nowar-directed film, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey.

  • ‘The Cell’

     

    The 2017 film, directed by Egyptian filmmaker Tarek El’eryan, tells the story of a police officer who seeks revenge against a terrorist.

     

  • ‘Sheikh Jackson’

     

    In Egyptian director Amr Salama’s 2017 film, a young imam struggles to cope with the sudden death of Michael Jackson. He starts to question his faith and identity.