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Little Sparta
LITTLE SPARTA derives its name from a comment that referred to the UAE as “Little Sparta” - as the UAE’s armed forces have played an active and impressive role in the military operations in the war against ISIS. Emirati writer and director Mansoor Alyabhooni Aldhaheri through his profound historical reading of the region, documents its history in this epic, which is based on the idea that countries are not measured by their size or area, but rather by the strength of their peoples. The film traverses from one historical era to another – from ancient Sparta to contemporary UAE.
2016 / English and Arabic dialogue with Arabic and English subtitles / Colour / 70 mins
Genre: Docudrama
Programme: Muhr Emirati
Premiere: World Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Gory Images
Director: Mansoor Alyabhouni Aldhaheri
Producer: Mansoor Alyabhouni Aldhaheri
Scriptwriter: Mansoor Alyabhouni Aldhaheri
DOP: Savas Alatis
Editor: Champika Dias
Composer: Champika Dias, Yousef Ezzat, Khalid Al Nofel
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