The Minister of Culture, Tourism and Antiquities, Mr. Hassan Nadhem, announced his support for the Media Department of the al-Abbas's (P) Holy Shrine in the production of its feature film (The Sultan of Baghdad), which narrates and deals with milestones from the biography of Imam Musa son of Jaafar (peace be upon him) from his birth until his martyrdom. The film is directed by Mr Azhar Khamis, who is in charge of the Documentary and Film Unit at the Al-Kafeel Center for Artistic Production of the said department.
A delegation from the Media Department, headed by Dr. Ahmed Sheikh Ali, Director of the Al-Joud Center in the department, has visited the Minister in his office for this purpose.
After examining the technical and logistical conditions of the film and listening to his directorial vision, he affirmed: "We, as a ministry, welcome such types of work in producing films that represent our heritage and civilization, and are ready to provide all facilities for the production of this work, by using the original heritage sites in which the events took place."
The minister pointed out the necessity to encourage and support such works. Stating: ""e will establish a joint committee of four departments affiliated with our ministry, to work with the media department of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, in order to facilitate the task of producing this film in an artistically appropriate manner in line with his character (peace be upon him). In addition to directing the relevant departments to exempt the technical staff supervising the production of this film and its participants from the costs of fees to enter the heritage sites, facilitate their entry under the supervision of the concerned authorities, and arrange and restore the places before starting the shooting of the film."
It is noteworthy that through the documentary and cinematic films unit at the Al-Kafeel Center for Artistic Production of the al-Abbas's (P) holy shrine, many cinematic documentaries have been produced in a decodramatic manner, the first of which was a film about the biography of (Abu Talib) the father of Imam Ali (peace be upon them), and the other film dealt with the biography of The Lady of Quraysh (Khadija the Great); the mother of Our Lady Fatima al-Zahra (peace be upon them), and the third film deals with the biography of (Malik al-Ashtar al-Nakha'i), in addition to the movie (Roozbeh) about the character of the great companion Salman al-Mohammadi (may God Almighty be pleased with him). And the recent short film about the incident of the meeting of the companion Jabir Ibn Abdillah al-Ansari (may God be pleased with him) with the captives from the family of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), after their return from the Levant to Karbala on the twentieth of Safar. The film was named (Anakhat bi rahlik).