Hussein (p) represents courage … "Ard At-Taff" launched
By: Karim Tellawi
BEIRUT, Lebanon: In Lebanon, animators have brought to
the cinema the story of the martyrdom of the Prophet Mohammad (p)'s
grandson, Imam Hussein (p).
"Ard At-Taff" is being launched to coincide with Ashura, when the
martyrdom of Imam Hussein (p) at the battle of Kerbala in Iraq in AD
680 is commemorated. The makers of the 3-D animated movie hope to
reach a wide audience, including Sunnis.
"It's the first film which tells the story of Imam Hussein," said
Ahmed Homani, director of the Beirut production house behind the film.
"We are receiving requests from Indonesia and Malaysia for
distribution," he said. "Most of the Arab states are talking about the
possibility of distribution."
Anthropologist Samer El-Karanshawy said: Hussein (p) represents
courage, willingness to die for a cause and "absolute morality to the
very end." He is also a symbol of revolution because of his stand
The makers of "Ard At-Taff" have covered Imam Hussein (p)'s face with
a glowing light. His voice is supplied by Lebanese Druze actor Jihad
"I felt challenged when I was asked to play this role," Atrash said.
"This role is hard, bringing together revolution and faith, strength
and steadfastness," he said.
Besudes some other countries, Lebanon has some of the largest Shia
population in the Arab world.
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