Watch before you go
If you want to get a taste of Bedouin desert life, watch the classic "Lawrence of Arabia." It shows spectacular footage of Jordan’s desolate deserts, and will get you in the "nomadic" mindset. For a taste of contemporary Amman, check out "Captain Abu Raed," the first major motion picture to come out of Jordan. Aside from being “highly evocative of its Amman setting” (according to one critic), it won the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.