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The Resource Oil in Iraq : curse or blessing, by Robert Mugnerot, (electronic resource)

Oil in Iraq : curse or blessing, by Robert Mugnerot, (electronic resource)

Label
Oil in Iraq : curse or blessing
Title
Oil in Iraq
Title remainder
curse or blessing
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Mugnerot
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For anyone wanting to understand the politics of oil in the Middle East, this film is an important resource. It traces the history of the oil industry in Iraq from the time the country was formed after World War I as a British Protectorate. It details the exploitation of the oil by Western oil companies until the industry was nationalized in the 70 s to the collective joy of the Iraqi people. The film explains Saddam Hussein s rise to power from being the oil minister, the role of the Ba ath party in modernizing Iraq with the help of oil profits; and the conflict with its neighbors Iran and Kuwait over control of the oil. It shows the excesses of power and curtailment of personal freedom inflicted by Saddam, and the greed of Iraq and Iran regarding Kurdish oil. Among those interviewed is the former director of the Iraqi Petroleum Company, from exile in Turkey. He was brought back by the U.S. after the second Gulf War to be provisional head of the Ministry of Oil. Devastated by the first Gulf War, we see how even before the second Gulf War, the country was sorrowfully impoverished, though sitting on vast resources of "black gold."
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mugnerot, Robert
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
51
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Petroleum industry and trade
  • Petroleum industry and trade
Target audience
general
Label
Oil in Iraq : curse or blessing, by Robert Mugnerot, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652561
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652561/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210205
  • (OCoLC)747798924
Video recording format
other
Label
Oil in Iraq : curse or blessing, by Robert Mugnerot, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1652561
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1652561/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (51 min.)
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210205
  • (OCoLC)747798924
Video recording format
other

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