JOUD is an unconventional meditation on the cycle of life - but in reverse. Set in Saudi Arabia, the film challenges viewers to look below the surface of everyday experiences and contemplate its Arabic title, translated as "generosity in the face of scarcity." JOUD uses an experimental story structure derived from a pre-Islamic form of poetry, the Qasida, dubbing itself an ancient poem for modern times. Filmed entirely within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the film journeys deep within the soul and fabric of an experience often hidden to the outside world.

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Running Time
1 hours 12 minutes
Andrew Lancaster, Osama Alkhurayji
Hussam Alhulwah, Safya Al-Marri
Saudi Arabia, UK
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日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «Joud» (17)

Kyle Gray avatar
Kyle Gray

This movie was pretty badass! if you haven't seen it before what are you waiting for? Go for it!!!

Crystal avatar

Five stars. It is what it is. Not gonna win any oscars, but much more fun than most oscar winners. Suspend your disbelief, sit back, and enjoy. And try not to take life too seriously.

Peter Nguyen avatar
Peter Nguyen

I was pleasantly surprised, this actually turned out to be a great movie, action and humor.

Lauren avatar

This film gave me everything I love in movie, a powerful story and more than enough edge-of-your-seat action sequences.

Harold Morgan avatar
Harold Morgan

Pure Awesomeness! The characters all had their own amazing moments and the acting is decent as well.

Nicholas R. avatar
Nicholas R.

WOW! This movie is Safya Al-Marri Masterpiece! It’s the incarnation of "cool-awesome-amazing". for me it combines everything I wish in one single movie!

Amber T. avatar
Amber T.

Was not expecting it to be SO GOOD! This has seriously become my favorite movie to date.

Debra Arnold avatar
Debra Arnold

Very clever and most excellent acting.