The Will is not enough

United Kingdom, 1976

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Episode of Series “Middle East”.
The growth of Arab nationalism provided a base for President Nasser in his attempt to achieve Arab unity. Having dealt with the uniting of a vast number of peoples through Islam, the film considers the decline of the Ottoman Empire, the Imperial conquests of the European powers and the first Nationalist Movements that appeared within the Arab world. Newsreel footage from the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1950’s is used.


production company

British Broadcasting Corporation


Howard Smith



Production places
United Kingdom
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Middle East

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Middle East


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Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Archival resources

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Newsreels - United States


Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Imperialism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle East - Politics and government

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Middle East - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Nationalism

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → Arabs - History

History → Europe - History

History → History

History → Islam - History

History → Middle East - History

History → Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970

History → Turkey - History - Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918

People → Nasser, Gamal Abdel, 1918-1970

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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