A Templar unfriendly view of Saladin

Alaa Mattar in Cairo kindly reminded me of a movie about the life of Saladin that I was aware of but had forgotten about.  I think it was originally called ‘El Naser Salah el Dine’ and was filmed during the Nasser era in Egypt – so there’s lots of nationalist and pan-Arab references.  This was a time when the Middle East was emerging from British and French colonial rule and a new pride was being born.  One could say a rebirth of sorts is taking place now and so it seems appropriate to celebrate this movie again – it’s well worth seeing and a five star recommend from me.

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