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Horrors of Mosul under the Islamic State showcased in new TV series

Horrors of Mosul under the Islamic State showcased in new TV series

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Many Arab actors and actresses have played parts in the new TV production, “Laylat al-Suqut” (Night of the fall) which was directed by Naji Taamy and is expected to be ready for broadcast early next year.

The series, which was shot in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, tries to convey a realistic picture of the horrors of war and terror in the Arab region and in Iraq in particular.

Syrian actress Kinda Hanna, known mostly for her role on the television series Bab Al-Hara, is among the leading stars in the series.

Hanna shared with her followers on Instagram pictures of the scenes of the series, where she plays the role of an Iraqi Christian painter named Christine.

“Laylat al-Suqut” covers the fall of Mosul, its rule under ISIS and deals with such related topics as the fate of Yazidi women in captivity and the war for the liberation of the Iraqi city.

There is a cast of some 150, most notably Tarek Lutfi and Ahmed Siam from Egypt, Bassem Yakhour and Kinda Hanna from Syria and Saba Mubarak from Jordan.

A host of Iraqi actors, including Jawad Al-Shakarji, Khalil Ibrahim, Samar Muhammad and Zulfiqar Khedr, has also played various roles in the series.

Before travelling to Erbil, Kinda finished filming her part in the new sequel of the “Kandoush” TV series, in which she plays the character of Amal, a girl who grew up with Levantine customs and traditions, and who carries hope in her life.

Source: The Arab Weekly

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