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Close-Up On Kuwait

UK, 1961 (MIFF 1962, Frontiers)

Director: Rodney Giesler, Ibrahim Abu Nab

A portrait of fabulous Kuwait — the now fully independent oil State — shown in its context of Arab tradition and the Mohammedan faith. We see how the one great natural resource, oil, has stimulated local industries.

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