CO-PRODUCER DIMA ALANSARI was born in 1977, in Beirut, Lebanon. Alansari got her BA in Communication Arts double major Radio/TV/Film & Theatre, from the Lebanese American University in 1998 and has seven years of Directing, Producing and Acting experience in Kuwait TV and Theatre.

In 2004, Alansari completed a Diploma from the New York Film Academy from King's College London and continued with a Chevening Scholarship from the British Embassy in Kuwait to obtain an MA in Feature Film from Goldsmith College, University of London.

Alansari is currently the General Manager and executive producer with Desert Door Productions where she has produced the documentary Storm from the South, which provides an intimate glimpse at the six critical days before the first Kuwait elections where women were allowed to participate and run for office for the first time in their history. The documentary was nominated for the "Al Muhr award for excellence in Arab Cinema"

Her international work includes an assistant director credit for two-part documentary for the Al Arabia satellite channel shot in the USA about Arab American relations post September 11 entitled An Ocean Apart. She is also currently working on a 30 episode series entitled Lawrence of Arabia for the Arab region and is managing both Kuwait and Dubai offices.

Cast:

Ibn Battuta: Chems Eddine Zinoun
The Highwayman: Hassam Ghancy
Ibn Muzaffar: Nadim Sawalha
Hamza: Nabil Elouahabi

Crew:

Director/Co-Screenwriter: Bruce Neibaur
Executive Producer: Jake Eberts
Producer: Jonathan Barker
Producer: Dominic Cunningham-Reid
Producer: Taran Davies
Co-Producer: Dima Alansari
Co-Producer: Dounia Benjelloun
Co-Producer: Al-Zain Al-Sabah
Screenwriter: Tahir Shah
Screenwriter: Carl Knutson
Supervising: Producer Diane Roberts
Supervising: Producer Tony Thatcher
Line Producer: Daniel Ferguson
Director Of Photography: Matthew Williams
Production Designer: Mike Fowlie
Art Director: Philip Murphy
Editor: Jean-Marie Drot
Costume Designer: Emma Bellocq
Location Director - Mecca: Abdul Latif Salazar
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Afshin Javadi
Director Of Photography - Mecca: Ghasem Ebrahimian
Director of Photography – Mecca: Rafey Mahmood