Donated by Halla Linker Aguirre and California State University at Northridge, University Library in 2002
Edited film by Hal Linker for Occidental Petroleum. The film was shot in Libya. Featured first is the temple of Apollo in the ancient city of Cyrene. Featured next is the Fortress of the Barbary Coast at Tripoli. The Libyan Desert is next, featuring Ghadames and its desert fortresses, underground buildings, and masked dancers. Four hundred miles from Tripoli are Occidental Petroleum's oil wells and oil facilities. After a detailed tour of the facilities, the film demonstrates the impact this new oil industry has had in Libya: new docks built in Libya's harbor for the transportation of oil, hundreds of new apartment houses, modern sports stadium, new mosques, modern high schools and university buildings. The film ends with film footage of Libyan police department recruits.
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746