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Future's Folktales

Future's Folktales

In Saudi Arabia, a grandmother keeps her Arabic heritage alive by telling folktales to her grandchildren. [Arabic Language]

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Future's Folktales
  • Episode 1: Zarqa's Warning

    Zarqaa Al-yamama is a girl, who lives in a village in Najd, was known for her strong eyesight, and used her gift to help Abu Musab, the town's mayor, protect the town from invaders, and this status she had
    with the mayor upsets his son Musab. The years passed, and the mayor passed away, and his s...

  • Episode 2: It's Probably for the Best

    Fadhil works as an accountant for the businessman Bashir, often repeating the phrase “It’s probably for the better”, commenting on everything that happens in his life and the lives of those around him, which sometimes annoys them. One day Bashir loses his most precious ring, and in the height of ...

  • Episode 3: Beautiful Jamila

    Mansour and Tahani are a loving couple who live a blissful life. However, the years are passing without them having children. One night, Tahani prays to god to have an offspring, even if it was a camel! God answers Tahani’s prayers, and she is blessed with a beautiful healthy daughter, except she...

  • Episode 4: Goul's Cave

    Saad and Saleh are brothers living in Najd. God blessed Saad with wealth, while Saleh despite his poverty was blessed with kindness and gentleness that his brother lacked. One day Saleh's sons get sick and he is in a dilemma because he is unable to find medicine for them, so he resorts to the las...

  • Episode 5: Thafer the Hero

    God has blessed the boy Thafar with great physical strength, and abundant health. He alone was able to carry out tasks the are undoable by men. Thafer initially used his power to help others, but arrogance took over him until it seemed to affect his morals in dealing with people. His grandfather ...

  • Episode 6: Magical Rebec

    Sahar loves playing and having fun with other children, more than the embroidery her mother is trying to teach her. One day, Sahar comes out to play with the children as usual, when she suddenly hears the sound of a Rebec playing and notices a number of villagers walking like they are taken somew...

  • Episode 7: The Brave Antara

    Antara is the finest of the Arab knights, always protecting his family and his town with his brother Cheybub. Antara loves his cousin Abla, and wants to marry her, but his uncle's incapacitating conditions stand in his way. Will he be able to accomplish them?

  • Episode 8: Salt of Happiness

    The king, known for his pride, gathers his three sons, and asks each of them to prove their love to him. The two oldest boys succeed in pleasing their father, but the king is shocked when the youngest son Satam tells him that he loves him as much as he loves "salt”. The king is offended, expels h...

  • Episode 9: The Silent Princess

    The governor is confused about his daughter, who has refrained from speaking for years for unknown reasons. What is worse is that the suitors have refrained from coming forth for this same reason. The governor decides to open the door to suitors from the public, provided that the suitor succeeds ...

  • Episode 10: Hatem Al-Ta'e

    Marcus is a foreign traveler; he travels to the Arabian Peninsula with his mentor Hanzala. Marcus arrives in Tawaran, and is surprised by the reputation of generosity of a man named Hatem. Marcus and Hanzala decide to snoop on Hatem a little bit to see if he deserves the reputation he is earned.

  • Episode 11: Not One Dark Day

    Ibrahim is a well-known merchant in his town, he was doing well, so much so that the people of the town say that he has not had a dark day in his life. Ibrahim invites three people who have nothing in common to his house for lunch. They accepted the invitation — though they were surprised about i...

  • Episode 12: My Father's Legacy

    Habib's father worked as a blacksmith, before he died, leaving him with a fortune to support his life and work, and a strange will: "If you are lost in life, my son, pull the rope hanging from the ceiling of the warehouse room." Habib continues to work following his father's footsteps, but the ba...

  • Episode 13: Future's Folktales

    The children ask their grandmother Asma why she is attached to reading and about her love of books, so she tells them about her friend Farah, who had introduced her to the world of reading for the first time. The children decide to look for Farah, and travel to her on vacation with their grandmot...