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"Voice of the Ocean" Film Documentary

This is a one hour documentary that explores Oman's historical relationship with the Sea

This film provides an historical narrative of Oman's maritime past from the Bronze Age to present. It examines its rich boatbuilding tradition that developed in Oman, and the different types of dhows that were used. Perhaps most importantly, it documents Oman's participation in the dhow trade in the western Indian Ocean through the voices of those that lived through it. It weaves interviews with the older generation of Omani sailors, fishermen and boatbuilders, with actual footage of dhows sailing in the mid-twentieth century. This invaluable historic footage taken by Alan Villiers and others has never been shown before on film, and provides new and unique visual sources to bring this history to life.

Event details

The film is made by film makers David and Miguel Willis, in conjunction with Dr Abdulrahman al-Salimi and Dr Eric Staples, under the auspices of His Excellency Shaikh Abdullah al-Salimi.

Voice_of_the_Ocean_Exeter_17_05_24.pdf (5234K)


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