- TITLE: Focus On Kuwait (1953)
- RELEASE DATE: 01/01/1953
- SYNOPSIS: A look at Kuwait, it's culture and traditional way of life as well as the rapid changes brought about with the discovery of oil, including increased wealth and benefits such as hospitals and schools.
- BP ASSET ID: 801338
- VIEWING RESTRICTIONS: Public
- LICENSING RESTRICTIONS: None
- PRODUCTION COMPANY: General Film Distributors Ltd.
- COLOUR: B&W
- ALTERNATIVE LANGUAGE NOTES: None
- FORMAT: BetaSP_Small
- SHOTLIST: 01:00:50 Wind swept desert shots, tents, Bedouins drinking coffee, Bedouins on camel, 01:01:26 Aerials Kuwait City (all sand stone), boat - ships, men carrying reeds, unloading ships, cans of imported water, ship building, merchant traders in city 01:02:50 Man selling pearls 01:03:30 Street scenes. Shepard's bring flocks of sheep and goats into the city walls at the end of the day. Goats in the city streets 01:04:07 H/A shot of Kuwait city walls, shots of desert 01:04:22 (1936) Drilling begins, wells sunk, rigs coming into the desert, pipeline storage 01:05:10 Construction of jetty, tankers in port and aerial of tankers at jetty 01:05:50 Evaporation plant LS, man looking into bubbling jar, lab shots, WS of plant, street scenes; man directing traffic, people crossing roads, cars passing by 01:06:18 AHMAD I AL-JABER AL-SABAH (Highness from 1921-1950) buys a horse with his son ABDULLAH III AL-SALIM AL-SABAH (ruler 1950-1961) 01:06:45 Kuwait security force stand to attention, Ministry of Justice and a man at a desk looks at paperwork while another three men await further instruction standing by the desk, the granting of residence by an official looking at files and paperwork 01:07:23 Medical facilities HS, doctors and nurses attending patients, eye sight tests of a young Arabian man, dental checks with an elderly Arabian man 01:08:08 Girls school playground GVs, classroom shots of boy's school, children observing prayer 01:08:35 LS of Kuwaiti flag, guards marching outside government building, Sheik in discussion with foreigners shots of the royal family, more shots Abdullah 11 Al-Salim Al-Sabah (son) 01:09:52 End