mbc1 Omar Ibn Al Khattab **The Largest Drama Production in History of Arabic TV** 2012 720p HDTV x264 [English Subtitles Hardcoded]
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Omar Al Farouk , or Omar is a Historical television series that aired on MBC1. It premiered on July 20, 2012. Produced by MBC and Qatar TV. This historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story Omar Ibn Al Khattab, the second caliph and companion of the Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]. The drama is written by TV dramatist Dr Waleed Seif and directed by Syrian TV director Hatem Ali.
The Largest Arabic Drama Production in History
Amidst a frenzy of justification-promos (a lengthy montage of Hollywood epics ranging from Man in the Iron Mask to Kingdom of Heaven explaining how the West has spoken for us enough, we should take matters into our own hands) explaining why they decided to embark on this colossal epic bio-pic series, MBC released a infographic fact sheet with interesting stats about the production of this controversial work.
These ‘educational’ pieces of information (promos, infographics) present a very interesting case study on how the government-backed Saudi-owned Dubai-based media powerhouse conglomerate is tackling the storm of boycotts and attacks on its decision to depict the equally controversial historical figure Omar Ibn Al Khattab, the second caliph and companion of the Prophet Muhammad. These are uncharted waters. Will MBC weather the storm and win the narrative-setting battle of Omar’s place in the publics’ imagination? Or will this be the beginning of their demise as the blasphemous TV network that went too far?
14200 meters of fabric
39 costume designers & tailors
1600 pieces of pottery
10000 silver coins
322 actors and actresses
10,000 extras in the battlefield
299 technicians from 10 countries
The Old City of Makkah and its areas were reconstructed across 12,000 sq meters
29 in-studio sets
89 outdoor shooting locations
322 days of filming & post-production
= 463.680 minutes
= 72.820.800 seconds