‘Search For Saladin’ to Benefit Palestinian Intifada
Revenues from the Syrian series Al Bahth A’n Salahiddin Al Ayyubi (Search for Saladin) will be allocated to the families of the nearly 700 Palestinians killed in the latest uprising against 34 years of Israeli military occupation.
The revenues include the proceeds from advertisements and contest that will accompany each episode, according to the Arabic daily Al Sharq al Awsat.
“Tackling big issues is not an easy thing. We've allocated all our resources to making this effort a success, and attempting to link the character of Saladin with the present status quo within a cinema-TV setting with new images,” director Najdat Anzur told the daily.
“In order to link the original Saladin with the one whom we are looking for now, we made a poster with picture of Fares Audeh, one of the Intifada martyrs. Revenues from the series that will be generated from advertisements and contests of each episode will go to the families of the uprising martyrs,” Anzur added.
Costarring in the series, which was scripted by Mahmoud Abdel Karim, are artists from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
“I have not presented the character of Saladin as a superman, but I wrote his struggle's history with future orientation based on documented historical references in a manner addressing current events,” said Abdel Karim – Albawaba.com
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