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Occidental Petroleum: the Re-birth of Libya ca. 1960s

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Linker, Hal 1916  Search this
Physical description:
archival original 1 film reel (810 feet) sound color 16mm
Television programs
ca 1960s
title from credits (published work)--archival collection
supplementary materials: publicity materials, books, photographs, sound recordings
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.
Cite as:
Courtesy of Halla Linker
Repository Loc.:
Human Studies Film Archives Smithsonian Museum Support Center, Suitland, Maryland 20746
Cities and towns  Search this
Tourism  Search this
Dance  Search this
Petroleum industry  Search this
Oil industries  Search this
Ruins--archeological  Search this
Deserts  Search this
Police  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 2002.16.14
Restrictions & Rights:
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Hal Linker Film and Video Collection, ca. 1955-1985
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Human Studies Film Archives