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The forgotten queen of Egypt - Abdallah Ewis

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The year is 1249 CE. King Louis IX is sailing the Nile, threatening to overthrow the sultan and capture Egypt. Egypt’s commanders ask the sultan’s wife, Shajar Al-Durr, to report this news to the injured sultan. But they don’t know the truth: the sultan is dead, and she is secretly ruling in his stead. Who was this impressive woman? Abdallah Ewis details the reign of the Sultana of Egypt.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Abdallah Ewis
  • Director Elahe Baloochi
  • Narrator Safia Elhillo
  • Storyboard Artist Mohamad Reza Behnamian
  • Animator Meysam Gaderi
  • Compositor Morteza Parsadan, Mojtaba Vesali
  • Art Director Mohamad Reza Behnamian, Farid Mahmoodi
  • Illustrator Akram Esmaili
  • Paint Illustrator Elahe Baloochi
  • Layout Illustrator Yasaman Zare , Kiana Labbaf
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Production Coordinator Abdallah Ewis
  • Script Editor Soraya Field Fiorio
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma

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