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(documentary) Fight For Oil : 100 Years In The Middle East

Fight For Oil : 100 Years In The Middle East

Episode 1 [1908-1972] (53 min.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ybsEhlT2DA
Episode 2 [1973-2007] (55 min.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4QAH2JhP7Y
Episode 3 [2003-2007] (52 min.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y26GyOFxNMk

Outstanding overview, insight and perspective of a hundred years in the region contested by western imperial and corporate powers.

Well worth the viewing time, with many topics and references for further research.


Originally produced as a 3-part documentary for German public television in 2007.
coproduced with Bavarian Public TV for the ARD Network ; produced by Preview Productions GbR
narrated by David Kehoe, Hilary Owens, Nicholas Lloyd ; film scoring by Scoreworx.
in English, Arabic and Persian with English voiceover translation.
'Fight for Oil : 100 years in the Middle East'

Episode one [1908-1972] (53 min.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ybsEhlT2DA
Episode two [1973-2003] (55 min.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4QAH2JhP7Y
Episode three [2003-2007] (52 min.)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y26GyOFxNMk


in English, Arabic and Persian with English voiceover translation.
Notes: Originally produced as a 3-part documentary for German public television in 2007.
Credits: Directors of photography, Matthias Benzing, Axel Ebermann, Ben Kempas ; edited by Joachim Schroeder, Sina Jungst, Claudio Schmid ; narrated by David Kehoe, Hilary Owens, Nicholas Lloyd ; film scoring by Scoreworx.
Performer(s): Narrated by David Kehoe, Hilary Owens, Nicholas Lloyd.
coproduced with Bavarian Public TV for the ARD Network ; produced by Preview Productions GbR
Description: 3 videodiscs (160 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R, NTSC.
Falls Church, VA : Landmark Media (2007)

 http://www.landmarkmedia.com/videos_Detail.asp?videokey=1173

Fight For Oil - 3 Part Series

The discovery of oil in the Middle East sparked worldwide interest for its acquisition and control. Over the past 100 years, struggles for power and wealth have kept the Middle East at the center of world conflict.
Release 2007
Minutes 3x60
Grade Level S-C
Format DVD

Film Synopsis

The discovery of oil in the Middle East sparked worldwide interest for its acquisition and control. Over the past 100 years, struggles for power and wealth have kept the Middle East at the center of world conflict. Fight for Oil chronicles the 100 year period since the discovery of oil. It profiles the rise and fall of British rule in the region, the Soviet's "power politics", imperialism and other issues which have dominated the demand for control of the world's oil supply from its discovery through today. The three-part series profiles how oil was first cultivated and the social and political impacts not only for the Middle East; but the rest of the world too. Learn the tremendous power that comes with possession of oil. Fight for Oil (3x52min.) is a deep insight to the history of the Middle East since the discovery of "black gold". This series illustrates, what many believe is the source of the world's biggest conflicts, concentrating on the Middle East, where today's struggle for oil and world power continues to be fought with particular vehemence. This program will feature today's most well-respected and educated figures on this subject including Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, U.S. Diplomat John Limbert, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Schirin Ebadi and other prominent figures.

This item is a series of multiple films. Below is a list of the individual films in this series.

Fight For Oil - Part 1
Fight For Oil - Part 2
Fight For Oil - Part 3