Double Feature: Visiting the Sheikh

Double Feature: Visiting the Sheikh

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Double Feature: Visiting the Sheikh
  • Pearls of the Persian Gulf: Dubai

    دبی مروارید خلیج فارس
    Directed by Kamran Shirdel • 1975 • Iran
    In the early 1970s, Shirdel travelled around the Gulf making documentaries about the new states emerging there. In the just-formed Emirates, he befriended Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and the film features footage of the you...

  • The Sheik and I

    Directed by Caveh Zahedi • 2012 • USA
    Commissioned by a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film on the theme of "art as a subversive act," independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi goes overboard. Told that he can do whatever he wants except make fun of the Sheik (who rules the country and finances the B...