Farouk: Last of the Pharaohs (1985)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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Synopsis by Karla Baker

This documentary tells the incredible life story of King Farouk, the notorious Egyptian monarch who was overthrown in 1952 by Nasser's revolution. This story is told from a British perspective (it originally aired on BBC TV) and focuses heavily on biographical details rather than political issues. However, it does touch on the Egyptian nationalism movement and the beginning of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Rare archival film clips and photographs are included along with interviews of Farouk's acquaintances.



Egyptian [nationality], king, monarch, nationalism, overthrow, pharaoh