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6 November 2005 (USA) See more »
It started with a belief. No one could know where it would end.
A detailed documentary telling the complete story of the great Christian Crusades into the Holy Land. | Add synopsis »
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Keith David ... Narrator

Nayef Rashed ... Ibn Al Athir

Directed by
Stuart Elliott 
Mark Lewis 
Produced by
Steffan Boje .... producer
Richard Bradley .... executive producer
Orwa Nyrabia .... line producer: Syria (uncredited)
Original Music by
Avshalom Caspi 
Cinematography by
Jeff Baynes (director of photography)
Chris Vile (co-cinematographer)
Film Editing by
Simon Greenwood 
Makeup Department
Mariam Lee Abounouom .... key makeup artist (2005)
Production Management
Ahmed Abounouom .... production manager
Art Department
Aziz Rafiq .... props
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... supervising sound editor
Lisa-Marie McStay .... sound editor (as Lisa McMahon)
Gérard Lesage .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Theo Davies .... second assistant camera
Andrew Fleming .... focus puller
Driss Marzak .... gaffer
Casting Department
Hamid Ait Timaghrit .... casting producer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hassan Taghriti .... wardrobe master
Editorial Department
Des Murray .... on-line editor
Other crew
Brian Bero .... armorer

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Additional Details

USA:240 min (2 parts)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Stereo (hi-fi)
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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A thoroughly entertaining documentary, 14 November 2005
Author: idleguy from Madras

Seldom does a documentary manage to captivate history as The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross does. With good CG (Computer Graphics), it looks almost like a movie though with a historically accurate depiction. though i did miss the exact dates being shown, the presenters however mention the years. It also shows how the crusades was being told by the Muslim perspective though on certain accounts, the Muslim version is either too brief or totally missing. Despite some flaws, it has to get full marks for the visually rich presentation - given that its a documentary - and the entertainment value. A must see for anyone remotely interested in history/Islamic conflict or just for the information this documentary has to show.

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