This is Kuwait

Svend Aage Lorentz, Denmark, 1968

28 min.DK/Documentary

The film is commisioned by Kuwait Oil Company. It portrays the modernization of Kuwait as a modelsociety for other Arab countries, Due to large profit made on oil the citizens do not pay any tax, but have free acces to education and healthcare. Girls and boys attend the same schools. All though the political system is still dominated by Sheikh families the traditional cultures have almost disappeared. Traditional culture seem only to be found in musical performances on television. The title refer to radio Kuwaits presentation of every broadcast.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Her er Kuwait
Danish title Her er Kuwait
Keywords Kuwait, 1960-1969
Director Svend Aage Lorentz
Screenplay Svend Aage Lorentz
Director of Photography Henning Bendtsen, Ole Schultz
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info 35 mm, 1,37:1 Academy, color, Mono


Production Svend Aage Lorentz
Commissioned by Kuwait Oil Company
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Svend Aage Lorentz


Script Svend Aage Lorentz


Executive producer Svend Aage Lorentz


Cinematography Henning Bendtsen
Cinematography Ole Schultz


Voiceover Henning Skaarup

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