In Search of “Oil and Sand”

Egypt, US, 2012
58 min.
Arabic, English, French (subtitled)
US Premiere
Directors: Philippe Dib, Wael Omar

Festivals & Awards:
Best Arab Director—Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2012

Fiction meets reality when members of the Egyptian Royal Family make a film just weeks before a coup d’etat throws them from power. The 1952 16mm film not only predicted their destiny but also—unknowingly—recorded the final days of a dynasty.

Saturday, 3/16 at the Heights Theater
7:00 p.m.

screening with Sirocco

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