Stream It on Passport: Tutankhamun: Allies and Enemies
Archaeologist Dr. Yasmin El Shazly and photographer Mahmoud Rashad meet with experts to examine historical inconsistencies surrounding King Tut
Tutankhamun: Allies and Enemies is a two-hour documentary investigating the life and legacy of King Tut. Produced and shot on location by an all-Egyptian crew led by filmmaker and executive producer Hossam Aboul-Magd, the two-part film goes beyond examining Tutankhamun’s tomb and treasures. Instead, it aims to share the Egyptian pharaoh’s story from his point of view and unpacks the short-lived human existence of the “Boy King.”
Lead archaeologist Dr. Yasmin El Shazly and photographer Mahmoud Rashad explore Egypt and the Americas, meeting with historians, archaeologists, and scientists to examine the historical inconsistencies and dive deep into the secrets surrounding Tutankhamun’s childhood and family.
When asked why she is on a mission to examine the different theories surrounding the Boy King’s life and legacy, Dr. El Shazly stated, “King Tut is not the golden mask. Tut was a human being just like anyone else. He was probably less fortunate than many.”
Tutankhamun: Allies and Enemies offers a unique take on the story of King Tut. Using drone footage and CT scans, the film takes a closer look at Tutankhamun’s burial. The Egyptian team also gives viewers special access to newly discovered tombs and sheds light on new theories about the politics and intrigue of this period of seismic change in Egypt’s history.
Viewers will journey across Egypt – from Cairo to Luxor – for an in-depth exploration that pursues answers about King Tut, the powers and people who impacted his life and death, and his legacy.
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