Beta Version
In Search of Oil and Sand
Director: Wael Omar and Philip L. Dib
Rights:
A rare 8 mm film.
Members of the royal family and the royal court appear in the film.
The film remained abandoned for 70 years.
Reconstructing the story behind the old rare film, the film includes an interview with the last surviving members of the royal court.
2012/ Egypt - UAE58 MIN/ Documentary
Original Title
Al Bahs A’an Al Naft Wal Remaal
SYNOPSIS
Egyptian historian Mahmoud Sabit unveils the story behind a film shot by his parents and members of the royal court only a few weeks before the royal Egyptian family was overthrown in a coup d’état in 1952.
CREW
Screenwriter: Rasha el Gammal, Frances Ramsden, Adel Sabit
Editor: Omar Khodeir, Wiley Abdelaziz
DOP: David Golia
Production Company(ies)
Middle West
Sarakene Ltd
Producer(s)
Wael Omar
Philip L. Dib
CinemAfrica Film Festival, Sweden
Twin Cities Arab Festival, USA
Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, Morocco
Best Director from the Arab World award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, UAE
Quotes
“The kind of docu that sends auds into their imaginations as well as their history books, “In Search” will be sought out by nonfiction sidebars, and is ideal for smallscreen rotation.” Variety - Jay Weissberg

“Hour-long peek into recent Egyptian history is engrossing and distinctive…” The Hollywood Reporter - Neil Young