Hunting the Sand Tiger: Abu Dhabi and the Quest for Oil 1953-1958

Talk

WHEN May 7, 2015
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

From 1953 to 1958, Abu Dhabi witnessed a race against the clock to drill for oil. Through photographs, film and a soundtrack of '50s Arabic and Western popular music, this talk tells the story of oilmen and sheikhs, an English housewife, a New York socialite, an Old Etonian poet, two Oscar winning film directors, and a four year old girl called Deborah, during Abu Dhabi’s quest for oil.

Image: © Wanda Jablonski

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided.

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