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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.