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The Resource Kuwait : a changing nation, Journeyman Pictures, (electronic resource)

Kuwait : a changing nation, Journeyman Pictures, (electronic resource)

Label
Kuwait : a changing nation
Title
Kuwait
Title remainder
a changing nation
Statement of responsibility
Journeyman Pictures
Title variation
Changing nation
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1991 Iraqi troops destroyed nearly 80 percent of Kuwait's oilfields. Now, with the international spotlight back on Saddam Hussein, stability in the region is once again threatened. This production takes both to the streets and corridors of power to examine how Kuwait has progressed in the last decade. In the film, Deputy Premier Sheikh al-Sabah says that the liberation of Kuwait brought the country closer to the West. It is now trying to model itself along democratic lines, but deeply entrenched traditions often conflict with the drive for modernity. This portrait of modern day Kuwait examines the country's progress on several issues: democracy; freedom of the press; commerce and industry; religion; and the effect of immigration from southern Asia which is changing the demography of the country. Regarding the status of women, we learn that women wear make-up and shop in U.S. style malls, but cannot vote or sit in class with male students. In the wake of 9/11, Kuwait is unnerved by both Islamic factions within the country, and Iraq, her bellicose neighbor to the north. Kuwait welcomes an increased American presence in the area, but there are still doubts as to whether Kuwait can happily marry Western influence Islamic tradition." Among those interviewed: Jassim Boodai [Editor-in-chief, Al-Ral All Aam Newspaper], Ahmed Baqir [Minister of Justice], Metib Al-Walid [Islamic activist], John Major [former British P.M.], Faisal Al-Mutawa [Kuwaiti Businessman], Richard Jones [U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait], Abdullah Al-Niban [member of Parliament], Shaikha Al- Nusif [Women's Rights activist], Um Turki [Bedouin craftswoman], Dr. Ismail Al- Shatti [Islamic Movement Leader], Rev. Amanual Chareeb [Evangelical Christian], James Baker [former Secretary of State], Notes: Executive Producers, Jim Miller and Hussain Al Otabj. Written and hosted by Riz Khan. Photography by Tyrone Edwards. Edited by Damon Mebarg. Music by Sulaiman Al Dikan
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
ALSTP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in English
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Journeyman Pictures (Great Britain)
Runtime
37
Series statement
Filmakers library online
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  • Kuwait
  • Kuwait
Target audience
general
Label
Kuwait : a changing nation, Journeyman Pictures, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652542
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652542/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (37 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209584
  • (OCoLC)840840993
Video recording format
other
Label
Kuwait : a changing nation, Journeyman Pictures, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652542
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652542/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (37 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209584
  • (OCoLC)840840993
Video recording format
other

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