Written and Produced by Brad Rister & Alexa-Sascha Lewin
Directed by Alexa-Sascha Lewin
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“I don’t think I shall ever be able to detach myself permanently from the fortunes of this country…I am an Iraqi, and I want to see the people of Iraq achieve their freedom and independence.”

Gertrude Bell

Logline:​

When British maverick adventurer, Gertrude Bell, the female “Lawrence of Arabia" and ardent advocate for Arab independence, becomes entangled in the backroom politics of World War I era Mesopotamia, she battles her commanding officers, and her own demons, to crown Faisal as the first King of Iraq.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gertrude Bell

King Faisal

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“Gertrude Bell is a name that is written indelibly on Arab history – a name which is spoken with awe – like that of Napoleon, Nelson or Mussolini…One might say that she was the greatest woman of her time. Without question, her claim to greatness is on a footing with women like Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Edith Cavell, Madame Curie and others.” –King Faisal