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Dubai

UK, 1970 (MIFF 1971, Programme 40)

Director: Rodney Giesler

Dubai, a tiny arid Sheikdom on the eastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, has always looked outwards to the sea for its livelihood. First fish, then pearls, then commerce, and now, oil.

The film explores the development of Dubai and, whilst following the construction of a unique underwater oil storage tank, looks at the possible effects of the offshore oil discovery on the future progress of the country.

Documentary Award, Industrial Film Festival, Chicago 1970

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