When: Dec. 6-8, 7:30 p.m. 2015
World War I obliterated large tracts of Europe — France and Belgium especially. What's often overlooked is the "world" part of the Great War; this conflict didn't play out in Europe only. The acclaimed 2014 film Theeb takes us to the Mid-East where the British armies battled the Ottoman Empire and its local allies. Hussein and his younger brother, Theeb, live in a traditional Bedouin village in western Arabia; they're cut off from the larger world by huge expanses of desert. Their quiet lives are changed suddenly by the arrival of a British officer and his guide, who need the help of the two young Bedouins to locate a well situated along the old pilgrimage trail to Mecca. The Webster University Film Series screens Theeb at 7:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday (December 6 through 8) at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $4 to $6.