Battle of the Pyramids: Angelina Jolie’s plan to make movie about Sudan’s Pyramids sparked a row with Egypt

Battle of the Pyramids: Angelina Jolie's plan to make movie about Sudan's Pyramids sparked a row with Egypt

Reports that Hollywood star Angeline Jolie is planning to make a movie about Sudan’s history have sparked a row with Egypt, and BBC Africa’s Mohanad Hashim says it is about much more than who has the biggest pyramids.

The latest twist in a long-running feud between Egyptians and Sudanese is over controversial claims that a film is to be made in Sudan to showcase the country’s contribution to human civilization.

Various media have reported that a Qatari production company would fund the film, which would apparently feature Hollywood stars Angelina Jolie and Leonardo Di Caprio.

It is meant to promote historical tourism in Sudan by narrating the country’s ancient Nubian history.

Read more at BBC

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