Al-Kafeel Center for Production and Artistic Photography, affiliated with the Media Department of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, produced a short film about the arrival of the captives of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) to the city of their grandfather, the Messenger of God (Allah prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) after the journey of captivity. The film "The Griever of Yathrib" is produced with an artistic combination of modernity in the presentation, accuracy and credibility in the correct information obtained from the respected history books.
The director of the film and the director of the documentary and cinematic films unit at the aforementioned Center, Mr Azhar Khamis, told Al-Kafeel Network, “The film sheds light on an important page of Karbala and the tragic incident of at-Taf and its sad chapters, which no artistic work can really show even a small side of its events, but we At Al-Kafeel Center and with the support of the department’s presidency, we presented this work within our available means, to shed light on this incident, which is the incident of the arrival of the convoy of captives to Yathrib [Madinah], and their meeting on its outskirts with Bishr Ibn Hadhlam, who undertook the obituary of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) in Madinah at the request of Imam Zayn al-Abideen (peace be upon him), who was at the forefront of the captives' caravan.”
He added: "The events of this film revolved around this axis, all the way to Madinah and how Lady Umm al-Baneen (peace be upon her) came out from her house to meet the griever, to verify this news and her reaction when she heard about the martyrdom of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him) and her four sons, foremost among them her son Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him).
Khamis explained: "This short-film was filmed in southern Iraq, specifically in the city of Souq Al-Shuyoukh in Dhi Qar Governorate, with the participation of a selection of its actors, relying entirely on the center's staff, from scriptwriting and dialogue, in addition to the rest of the technical details."
To watch the film, please click here.