Arab Film Festival: Le Grand Voyage
In this Arab road movie, a young French Moroccan, is reluctantly forced to drive from France in an old, battered car to take his elderly father on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
- Sun., Mar. 15, 2009, 4:00 PM
- Family Theater
- 108 minutes
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In this Arab road movie, Reda, a young French Moroccan, is reluctantly forced to drive from France in an old, battered car to take his elderly father on a pilgrimage to Mecca and experience the travails of the road and clash of generations. In Arabic, with English subtitles.
Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World
A. Huda and Samia Farouki
The State of Kuwait
The State of Qatar
The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Bahrain; the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center; The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development; the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Alice and David Rubenstein; Saudi Aramco; the Ford Foundation; Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian; Elaine and Steve Wynn; Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Mr. Smith Bagley; The Laura Pels Foundation; and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.Presented in cooperation with the League of Arab States.