The Media Department at the Al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine announced the production of a feature film called "Dhabeeh al-Furat (the slaughtered at the bank of Euphrates river)", which revolves around a historical fact that happened in Britain in the year 685 AH.
The production of the film was supervised by the Al-Kafeel Center for Artistic Production and Live Broadcast, which comes as a complement to a series of television films that have been produced by the holy shrine in order to shed light on important aspects of the biography of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) and important historical figures and events in the Islamic world.
The director of the film; Mr. Azhar Khamis, said that"the film deals with the story of a document that revolves around a historical fact that happened in 685 AH in Britain, which tells that the sky rained blood four years after the martyrdom of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), and this document was written in a famous British book that was dedicated the Al-Abbas's (p) Shrine".
He added,"I was impressed by what came in this book, so I worked to turn it into a script at the time, which was approved by the Media Department at the Al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, in cooperation with the actor Asaad Abdul Majid from Baghdad, who played the role of researcher, historian and Monk in the church who examines the document when the sky rained blood."
Khamis explained,"We shot the first scenes of the film in Britain to strengthen the position of the presence of a book at the University of Oxford, with the participation of an actor and photographers from there, and they were guided by drawing the script and setting important scenes for them in cooperation with the actor (Andrew) and the film was produced with (10) narrative minutes".
He continued that "the sky rained blood in Britain was a message of expression of the miracle of Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him), and the universality of this pure blood that they saw in Britain and all countries, with the testimony of a document not from us but issued by British people and written by their hands".