'Theeb' director Naji Abu Nowar hopes film will change Western 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. Among his particular influences were the John Ford Westerns, many of them…