Abu Nowar was born in Oxford in 1981, from a Jordanian military family.

When Abu Nowar was 10 years old, his family moved to Jordan. He later returned to England to complete his A Levels and attend King’s College London where he focused on war studies. He used some of the strategic and organizational skills acquired at college during the making of his movie, Theeb. Early in his career, Abu Nowar and his friend Rupert Lloyd got jobs laying dance floors. When they won their first BAFTA, they would dance on a floor they had constructed years earlier at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

Abu Nowar returned to Amman in 2004, where he took up residence.

Accolades

Bassel Ghandour and Rupert Lloyd and Nasser Kalaj and Laith Majali and Naji Abu Nowar
Best Youth Film, 2014

Theeb

Best Youth Film, 2014

Theeb

Arabia, 1916. Theeb lives with his Bedouin tribe in a forgotten corner of the Ottoman Empire. Having recently lost his father, it falls to Theeb’s…

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Films

Theeb
2014

Theeb

Jordan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
2014

Theeb

Arabia, 1916. Theeb lives with his Bedouin tribe in a forgotten corner of the Ottoman Empire. Having recently lost his father, it falls to Theeb’s…

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