The Jar : A Tale From the East

The Jar: A Tale From the East is a Syrian feature-length animated Islamic movie that was made in 2001. The movie itself is based on a true story that was narrated over 1400 years ago during the early Islamic Civilisation. "The Jar" is an epic that deals with a struggle between good and evil.


Based on a story with some historical elements from over 1400 years ago, The Jar deals with the epic struggle between good and evil and highlights the ethics and virtues of traditional family values. Set in a Middle Eastern village, the story of the jar begins when a poor yet virtuous family discovers a lost treasure buried in a jar under their new home. In their quest to return the jar to its rightful owner, a jealous and greedy neighbour who has his eye on the jar foils their attempts to return it. An adventure ensues as the towns-folk try to solve the mystery of the jar. A fantastical subplot includes two mice who steal the family's eggs but are defeated by the family's pet squirrel.