Taleb al-Refai

Al-Najdi follows the final hours in the life of Ali Al-Najdi, one of the most famed captains in Kuwaiti history, and his last adventure at sea. At the same time, it traces the history of Kuwait from Al-Najdi's birth in 1907 until his death on Monday evening, 19th February 1979. This is a tale of the love between a young Kuwaiti man and the sea; a man who has dedicated his life to it after finding life in his city unbearable, and who maintains his bond with the waters that continually call him to them. 



That al-Salasil


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