MONTREAL, June 13, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Najdat Anzour, director of a film that was banned in several Arab countries, is currently in Montreal and available to discuss his work with the media.
This feature film, which has been screened in theatres around the world, partially explains the origins of extremist and Wahhabi thought in this century. A powerful account of what is currently happening in Syria and Iraq. While the director is himself a moderate Muslim, he denounces extremist thought - a courageous act, for which he should be commended.
King of the Sands
In the late 1920s, Prince Abd al Aziz Ibn Saud and his men return from exile in Kuwait to their ancestral lands in the Arabian Peninsula. Despite his determination to reconquer the Hedjaz and Nadjd kingdoms, Ibn Saud must make his plans in the context of the British presence in the region, while fighting the Ottomans and the emirs of the other clans. Following years of conflict, Ibn Saud sees his dream come to fruition when the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is created, in September 1932, with the assent of the British...
SOURCE: King of the Sands
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