Little Sparta (2016)

'Small in Size yet Courageous and with the Heart of a Giant'


Mansoor Al Dhaheri


Mansoor Al Dhaheri, Savas Alatis (narration) | 1 more credit »
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"Little Sparta" is a new long documentary that derives its name from a statement made by one of the high ranking generals of the international coalition who referred to the UAE as Little Sparta to symbolize the UAE's armed forces in this (country with tiny area) as an active and impressive force in the military operations in the war against Daesh (ISIL). Sparta was a prominent city-state in ancient Greece, known for its fighting prowess, became the dominant military power despite the limited number of its army who faced the Persians who had ambition of expanding into Europe, and defeated them in a way that revealed their valor, courage and exceptional training. Based on this, the Emirati writer and director Mansour Al Yabhooni Al Dhaheri projects his vision through profound historical reading of the region, documenting its history with highly professional technique, using the state-of-the-art and modern cinematic production tools. Not to mention the documentary script as if you're ...

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2016 (United Arab Emirates) See more »

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Al Kalema Productions See more »
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