“Al Saraya” is a Libyan drama that evokes the Battle of the Karamanliyin | black lover

“Al Saraya” is a Libyan drama that evokes the Battle of the Karamanliyin |  black lover

The Libyan and Arab public will have a date next Ramadan with one of the bloodiest stories in the history of the struggle for power in Tripoli, which is related to the great struggle that took place between 1783 and 1795 between the sons of Ali Pasha Qara Manli over the rule of the western province of Tripoli.

The series, titled “Al Saraya,” will be shown on the “Salam” channel, owned by billionaire businessman Ali Al-Dabaiba, and its production was supervised by Walid Al-Lafi, Minister of State for Communication and Political Affairs in the government of Abdel Hamid Al-Dabaiba, who also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the “Salam” media network. She has previously presented several works inspired by Libyan history, including “Zanqat al-Rih”, “The Two Leaders” and “Twilight”.

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The series once again brings together the duo Siraj Al-Huwaidi in writing and Osama Rizk in directing, in the context of a journey of joint cooperation between them, which provided them with many successes.

The series brings together again the duo Siraj Al-Huwaidi in writing and Osama Rizk in directing, in the context of a journey of joint cooperation between them, which provided them with many successes, and helped them to devote a unique experience that can be considered the most mature and complete in the cognitive and aesthetic vision in the history of Libyan drama, especially In light of the financial capabilities available to them, which helped them to recruit important competencies to implement their projects, which they present at a rate of work each year, but within a framework that is usually extravagant in terms of decorations, clothes, tricks, locations and mechanisms of photography.

As for the action championship, a number of prominent Libyan artists will participate in it, including Hassan Qirfal, Fathi Kahloul, Anwar Al-Tir, Ali Shoul, Salah Al-Ahmar, Abdelbaset Bouqanda, Lubna Abdel Hamid, Salma Al-Zarwaq, Basma Al-Atrash, Soraya Mohamed, Rabie Al-Obaidi, Abdullah Al-Fanadi and Muhannad Kalash, and a group of young faces such as Mohammed bin Nasser and Ibrahim Khairallah. And some Tunisian representatives.

As usual, the “Al Saraya” series team relies on a number of Tunisian technical competencies, such as Bashir Mahbouli in the photography department and Basma Al Thawadi in clothing design, which is common in the huge works produced by the “Salam” network.

The events of the series take place in a historical framework between the years 1783 and 1795, where Hasan Bey Ibn Ali Pasha was known for his good treatment of the people, his courage and valor in defending his country, and his insight and good management of people’s affairs, on the one hand, and as Crown Prince and heir to the throne on the other, which is what he granted The love of the people of Tripoli and their loyalty to his policy and their appreciation for his wisdom, while the hatred and hatred of his two brothers Ahmed and Yusuf aroused him, especially after the governor Ali Pasha fell ill with tuberculosis in December 1787 to enter the battle of the succession in a dangerous phase in light of the talk about the possibility of the governor abdicating the throne to the crown prince, a proposal that was put forward but the two brothers Ahmed and Youssef strongly rejected it.

On the seventh of July 1790, Yusuf Al-Qara Manli, who was not more than seventeen years old, returned from a mission he was carrying out outside Tripoli, and went directly to the ward of his mother “Lalla Hallouma” to greet her, and he was accompanied by some of his servants when he announced his intention to reconcile with her His older brother, Hasan Bey, who held the position of Crown Prince, after differences between them.

“Lalla Hallouma” sent a request to Hassan, who was in his ward with his wife, “Lalla Aoisha,” and he learned that his brother Youssef had come to him unarmed with the intention of reconciliation, so he accepted his mother’s invitation. His going, armed to the teeth, to meet his brother would anger the residents and employees of the Saraya, so he responded to her call by leaving the two pistols and only carrying his sword as a symbol of prestige in that covenant.

When he arrived at his mother’s suite, she asked him to strip his sword out of respect for her place and to enter to meet his brother, so he did that and went with her to the sofa where “Lalla Halloumi” and she had her on both sides of the sofa, and she took the hand of each of them to make peace between them, and asked to bring the Qur’an to swear on it, Yusef hurried to Standing to get him, he called the slaves to help him, so they gave him a pistol instead of the Quran, and quickly shot the crown prince.

The scene was bloody. At first, Hassan made his hand to the sword in order to confront his brother, while some shrapnel had hit the mother, and Youssef had a slight wound to his face, so he grabbed the second pistol and emptied his bullets into his brother’s body, and called his servants to finish him off to make sure he was killed.

Lalla Hallouma had fainted from the horror of the tragedy, and Lalla Auisheh heard the commotion and clamor and ran to the place to see the bloodied body of her husband, while Youssef had fled with his servants outside the castle, and the people of Tripoli were divided into two parts, chaos spread and weapons spread. While Ali Pasha acknowledged assigning his son Ahmed to replace the assassinated Crown Prince Hassan, Youssef Habak continued his plots to seize the reins of Tripoli’s rule, until he had the opportunity to set out with his brother Ahmed towards Misurata to punish some of the rebellious Bedouin tribes, and he later succeeded in concluding agreements with tribal leaders after he He promised them money and prestige in return for his support in seizing power.

Projection on the Libyan reality

● The series bears many projections through disagreements over the assessment of responsibilities within regional and tribal balances in the Libyan West
● The series bears many projections through disagreements over the assessment of responsibilities within regional and tribal balances in the Libyan West

During the first half of 1973, Youssef implemented a siege on Tripoli for 50 days and required his father and brother to abdicate the rule, and the Pasha asked for help from the Bey of Tunis, and announced a reward for whoever brings him the head of his son Youssef, as a rebel, and Crown Prince Ahmed fled fearing for his life from his arrogance sister.

The series bears many projections through the positions of the struggle for power, and the sharp differences over the assessment of responsibilities within the regional and tribal balances in the western region of Libya, which was known as Tripoli as a country ranging in size from the border with Tunisia in the west, Sirte in the east, and the borders of Fezzan in the south. “Al Saraya” will be the most prominent drama that deals with the period of the Ottoman occupation, especially the period of the rule of the Karamanli family, which is a family attributed to the Karaman region in Anatolia, and it ruled Tripoli for about a century and a quarter of a century.

That period was exposed through “The Four Years War”, a Syrian series produced in 1980 about a story, script, dialogue, production by Daoud Sheikhani and directed by Haitham Haqqi, starring Asaad Fadda, Radwan Aqili, Adnan Barakat, Abdul Rahman Abu Al Qassem and Gianna Eid, and with the participation of a number of Libyan artists. Well-known people such as Youssef Khashim, Muhammad Zaalouk, Hassan Qirfal, Lotfi bin Musa and Imran Al-Madani. In it, the focus was politically motivated on embodying the war that took place between the ruler of Tripoli, Yusuf Pasha Al-Qara Manli and his brother Ahmed Pasha Al-Qara Manli, and the Tripoli War, which lasted for four years. At that time, with the largest naval ship, the Philadelphia, with forty-four guns.

The series shows the way the ship and its crew were captured and destroyed by Chief Murad Agha without spilling a single drop of blood.

This historical period is characterized by great richness in terms of drama, both in terms of internal conflict over governance and tribal rebellions or in terms of conflict with Americans and Europeans over piracy in the Mediterranean, which was an industry and a habit created by the Ottomans and pushed towards wars and confrontations, including the first war waged by the American Navy Outside her home in the early nineteenth century, which makes some of the actors in that period contradictory in their positions, among them the personality of Yusuf Al-Qara Manli, who assassinated his brother and rebelled against his father and fought bloody wars for power and supported and sponsored pirate campaigns and declared war on the United States and entered With it in confrontations whose effects are still traced today in the anthem of the navy “Marines” and it was intercepted by many disturbances and popular revolutions until he was forced to step down from power in 1832 in favor of his son Ali II, and on the twenty-sixth of May 1835 the Turkish fleet arrived in Tripoli and arrested Ali Pasha and transferred to Turkey, thus ending the rule of the Karamanli in Libya.

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