30.09. - 09.10.2021

In Search of 'Oil and Sand' Egypt, Belgium 2012 | 59 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour and B&W | FF 2013

Wael Omar

Wael Omar (*1978) grew up in Cairo and studied at Emerson College in Boston. He has made several short documentaries and feature films. The French-Lebanese Philippe L. Dib (*1969) works as a director, screenplay writer and actor.

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In July 1952, Farouk I, the last king of Egypt, was overthrown by the military. Mahmoud Sabit's father was a cousin of the king. In the family archive, Sabit discovers a few rolls of film. They are all that is left of a long-lost film made by the royal family with friends. A private project with the title Oil and Sand about the fall from power of a sheikh -- six weeks before the actual coup that ended the rule of the Pharaohs. In Search Of ‘Oil and Sand’ tells of a film at an historic turning point – from the point of view of the aristocrat Sabit and the last survivor of the then film crew, 80-year old Princess Nevin.
Original title: In Search of 'Oil and Sand'
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English
Section: Agenda 13
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Wael Omar, Philippe Dib
Screenplay: Frances Ramsden, Adel Sabit, Rasha El Gammal
Producer: Wael Omar, Philippe Dib
Director of Photography: David Golia
Production Design:
Editor: Wael Omar, Omar Khodeir
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: HDCam
German Distributor:
World Sales: PBS International
Production: Middle West Films; Sarakene Ltd


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