El Naser Salah el Dine / Saladin

TitleEl Naser Salah el Dine / Saladin
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1963
AuthorsChahine, Youssef
Running Time90 min
DistributorLotus Films
Publication LanguageArabic

Director Youssef Chahine uses the history of the Third Crusade (1189–1192) to promote pan-Arab unity in the wake of de-colonization and wars with Israel in the early 1960s. Upon hearing of the slaughter of Muslims in in the Holy Lands, Saladin (1138–1193), sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, launches an attack to retake Jerusalem. English, French, and German rulers respond by launching the Third Crusade, winning access to the city for Christians but losing their bid to occupy it. The film premiered in the 3rd Moscow International Film Festival in July 1963.

Alternate TitleSaladin the Victorious
Original Publicationالناصر صلاح الدين‎
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