Director: Frédéric Compain

The Rise of the Gulf

“Exciting mosaic of archives and testimonials.” - Télérama


Two-part documentary series revealing the metamorphosis of the Gulf emirates over the course of the last century.

Market Awards

Best History Project in International Projects Showcase - Sunny Side of the Doc


Medimed - Nominated for Ahmed Attia Prize
Festival International du Film d’Histoire de Pessac

Markets and Forums

Sunny Side of the Doc - Doha Projects

Supported by

CNC - ARTE - RTS - TV2M - TV5Monde - Doha Film Institute

Co-Executive Produced with

Artline Films

Year of production: 2014
Duration: 2 x 52 mins
Language: Arabic, English and French
Available Subtitles: English | French | Arabic
Distribution: ZED
Broadcast: ARTE - RTS - TV5Monde - TV2M
Alternate title: Emirs