Moustapha Akkad, the legendary producer killed in the Amman bombs, was given a huge funeral in Aleppo today.
He’s best known in the West for producing the ‘halloween’ horror movies. But in the Arab World, he’s best known for a film about the Prophet, called ‘The Message’, and one about a leader of the Libyan resistance movement against the Italian occupation. Both starred Anthony Quinn.
President Bashar Al-Assad awarded 70 year old Akkad one of Syria’s top medals for his ‘Arab nationalist stances’.