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Old 11-28-2005, 06:40 AM
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Movies or Documentaries of Middle Eastern and Asian Royalty

Princess Leila Pahlavi's Funeral Ceremony (on DVD)
A film documenting the funeral of Princess Leila Pahlavi in France.
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:57 PM
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Movies or Documentaries of Middle Eastern Royalty

I am looking for Movies about Middle eastern Royalty

Fiction like "The Kingdom"

Non Fiction "The Princess and The Marine"

Ive already seen The Kingdom ad The Princess and The MArine...but are there any others?

Any Documentaries including Interviews with The Royals
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:45 PM
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• Jordan: The Royal Tour

Jordan - The Royal Tour

Although this is a travel documentary on Jordan, it features many members of the royal family, including King Abdullah II. The website appears to have the full documentary. I don’t know how to download it off of a PC. On my Mac, I go to Tools > Downloader Helper > .flv file name > save. You can also go to YouTube for the documentary, which has been split into five parts.

• A German channel also recently aired a documentary on Abdullah and Rania as part of a six-part series on royal couples that you can watch on its website.

The webpage: - Majestät!
Click on the video icon at the right.

• Another German channel did a 43-minute documentary on Abdullah and Rania in 2007 called Palaste Der Macht — Herrscher Des Orients. It aired again this past spring. The website does not have a posted video.

The webpage:,broa...year=2008.html

• I know the BBC did a documentary on Abdullah and Rania a couple of years ago but I’ve never been able to get my hands on it.

• However, the BBC World just aired a 45-minute documentary on July 26, 2008 called Rania: The YouTube Queen.

The webpage:
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Queen Rania takes on stereotypes

• The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) did a documentary on notable Muslim women some years back that included both Queen Rania and Queen Noor. It was called Women of Influence. The webpage no longer works.

• A&E’s Biography program (before it became its own channel) did a documentary on Queen Noor called Queen Noor: Between Two Realms. It has since been rereleased as a DVD. I found it on the Canadian site of Amazon. Biography: Queen Noor: DVD

• As part of the same series, the German channel will air a documentary on Mohammed and Salma of Morocco in early August. The webpage doesn’t yet have a promo video or the documentary. The promo will appear just days before the scheduled airing while the documentary itself will be posted soon afterwards. I think it airs on August 5.

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Old 07-29-2008, 12:41 PM
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• A Discovery channel documentary called The Middle East’s Richest People includes royalty. This video is the full documentary. Sections of it can also be found via Google Video.

"Richest People of the Middle East" - Google Video
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:21 PM
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Last Saturday the BBC premiered their two-part series on the rise of Iran's Islamic Revolution entitled "The Fall of a Shah." You can still catch it on BBC at 2010 GMT, but in case you miss it someone was fast enough to have posted the series on YouTube:

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:17 AM
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Paläste der Macht - 2007 at ZDF

In 2007 ZDF broadcasted a serie about some Asian royalty. It was called "Paläste der Macht" - Palaces of Power.

General information: - Paläste der Macht
Background information: Hinter den Kulissen des Orients -

Information about Jordan and the Aga Khan: - Den Reichtum teilen, die Macht nicht
Gallery "Views around Jordan":
Gallery "Regent without Empire":
Information about King Abdullah II: Abdullahs Agenda -
Information about Queen Ranja: - Für ein neues Frauenbild
Information about the Aga Khan: Spirituelles Oberhaupt und Multimilliardär -
Interview with Kamran Safiarian about the Aga Khan and the religion: Botschafter eines toleranten Islam -
Background information about Jordan: Königreich mit großen Plänen -

Information about Brunei and Thailand: Paläste der Macht -
About the King of Thailand: Stabilitätsanker der Nation -
About Brunei: Mini-Land mit Maxi-Öl - and Brunei ist im Internetzeitalter angekommen -
Interview with the German Ambassador in Brunei: "Noch stärker mit Brunei zusammenarbeiten" -
About Thailand: Thailand - Paradies mit zwei Gesichtern -
Gallery about Brunei:
Gallery about Thailand:

Information about Kuwait and Saudi-Arabia: Paläste der Macht - and Die Macht am Persischen Golf -
About the Sheikh of Kuwait: Der starke Mann Kuwaits -
About the King of Saudi-Arabia: Regieren auf Basis des Korans -
About Kuwait: Durch Öl zum Reichtum -
About Saudi-Arabia: Schwarzes Gold und heilige Stätten -
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:43 AM
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A film about the exile of the Shah:

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Old 07-27-2009, 01:27 PM
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A new documentary on Empress Farah, called the Queen and I, was shown at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2009. You can see a movie trailer on the Apple website (even download it).

Apple - Movie Trailers - The Queen and I

I don't know if it will be released in theatres or shown on television (possibly HBO?).
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Old 10-30-2010, 07:51 PM
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ZDF has a documentary on Crown Princess Masako of Japan: 'The Tears of the Princess'.
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Farah Pahlavi of Iran

Farah Pahlavi of Iran -part 1- (total: 15 parts):
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Old 01-23-2011, 06:08 AM
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TV series about the Ottoman sultans is controversial

Being in harem a distinction for Ottoman women, author Sancar says - Sunday's Zaman

Since the first episode was broadcast on Jan. 5, the series titled “Muhteşem Yüzyıl” (Magnificent Century) has sparked severe criticism for the manner in which it depicts the empire and the life of the sultan Süleyman the Magnificent.

"Highlighting the many inaccuracies in the TV series, which she says stem from an Orientalist approach to the harem, author and lecturer Aslı Sancar says women in the royal harem and the Ottoman Empire in general were not the passive, oppressed, depraved and highly sexualized figures portrayed by 19th century Western Orientalism. “For Ottoman women it was a distinction to be in the royal harem,” she says.

According Sancar, the Western fantasy of the harem and the actual harem are completely different. “The Western fantasy of the harem saw the women in it as beautiful sex objects. A woman was never seen as a real person or, for example, as a mother. The myth portrays women as having no agency of their own. They are totally at the will of their master or husband. Actually, this was the case in the West. Women did not have legal agency, for example, until the end of the 19th century. Ottoman women, however, had a broad range of legal rights for centuries from the outset of the Ottoman Empire,” she says."
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Silent film on Royal family history and rituals | TruthDive
After the unearthing of treasures from Sri Padmanabhswamy temple controlled by the Travancore Royal family , a silent movie Marthanda Varma has come back to focus.. It chronicles the troubled times of the Travancore Royal family led by then ruler Marthanda Varma battling Nair feudal lords known as Ettuvettu Pillai .
The eight feudal warlords wanted to install a dummy King but Varma decided to take them on.
Noted Historian C V Raman Pillai book on the same subject was the source for director P.V.Rao’s film.
This was the first film to be based on a historical novel and after Vigathakumaran. The screenplay was written by the director himself and produced by R Sunderaj. Naik handled the camera and Sri Rajeswari films distributed the film in 1913.
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'Emperor': new historical thriller about Emperor Showa

Tommy Lee Jones goes with the 'Emperor' - Monsters and Critics
Tommy Lee Jones will play the iconic Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Fellers Film and Krasnoff/Foster Entertainment's post-World War II thriller "Emperor."
The story is based on real events after the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II.
Gen. Bonner Fellers (Fox), one of MacArthur's (Jones) staff and Japanese experts, must make the historical decision whether Emperor Hirohito should be tried and hanged as a war criminal. Fellers must also find his true love Aya, a Japanese exchange student, in the ruins of Japan.
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Documentary on the massacre of the Royal Family of Nepal:

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