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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ reveals Britain true colors: Historian

Iran historian Khosrow Motazed says Britain betrays its allies.

In an exclusive ifilm program, Iranian historian Khosrow Motazed has said ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ revealed how Britain betrays its allies.

In a series of TV programs titled “Cinema VS History”, Iran's veteran historian Khosrow Motazed sheds light on the reality behind some historical films produced by Hollywood.

According to the historian, the movie exposes the real nature of Britain and its destructive policies in its best possible way.   

The movie attempts to disclose that Arabia owes its independence to Britain while in reality, it is not so.

Before gaining its independence, Arabia was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and Britain grasped the opportunity in World War I and infiltrated into Arabia, using Lawrence as an agent to unite Arabia’s domestic tribes for the destruction of the Ottoman Empire.

The flick depicts the malicious acts that Britain carried out in the Middle East region, especially the explosion of a railway by the funds donated on the part of Islamic countries around the world.

The movie also shows the malevolent acts by Britain in Arabia to advance the sinister British policies against the Ottoman Empire.

Directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ is always among the top 100 films of all time.

Some A-class actors like Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, and Arthur Kennedy played the main roles in the film.

In the books depicting the history of cinema, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ is among the most famous films in the world.

The film is made based on the life of Thomas Edward Lawrence who was dominating the language and culture of people in Arabia (today known as Saudi Arabia). He was sent on a mission to implement Britain’s policies in the region.

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ was nominated for ten Oscars at the 35th Academy Awards in 1963; it won seven, including the awards for Best Picture and Best Director.

It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA Awards for Best Film and Outstanding British Film.