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Actor Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat stars as the titular young Bedouin hero in the new film "Theeb," shot entirely in Jordan.  (

‘Theeb’ director Nowar hopes film will change views of Middle East

- The Washington Times

While film director Naji Abu Nowar wants to tell stories about the culture of his Middle Eastern ancestors, the British-born director’s authorial influences come from cultures both west and east of his family’s native Jordan, where he was partially educated as a young man. Mr. Nowar co-wrote and directed the new film “Theeb,” which tells the story of the titular young Bedouin (Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat) who embarks on a treacherous desert journey alongside his brother Hussein (Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen) and a mysterious English soldier (Jack Fox).

The iconic green bean casserole dominates the Thanksgiving table in many homes. (Photo courtesy of Campbells)

On the nation’s menu: 736 million pounds of turkey, 30 million green bean casseroles

- The Washington Times

It is a number that would even give frantic political pollsters pause. Americans will enjoy 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. And it’s no wonder. Almost nine-out-of 10 Americans - 88 percent - tuck into a plate of turkey on the big day, and they put away an estimated 736 million pounds of it according to the National Turkey Federation, a trade association. Two thirds of Americans say eating leftovers is the best part of the meal. On Thursday, Americans will also help themselves to 30 million green bean casseroles.

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