GUtech coproduction Sons Of Sinbad – ‘Monsoon Empire’ has grabbed the Silver Khanjar, in the category ‘Documentaries – Story of Oman’, at the 10th Muscat International Film Festival.
Directed by Friedrich Kluetsch, the documentary encompasses 3 films coproduced by the German University of Technology (GUtech), deMAX GmbH, and Al Salmi Library. The episode ‘Monsoon Empire‘ is primarily based on a chronicle entry on the life of Abu Ubayda al Qassim, and highlights the direct trade relations among Oman and China by means of the Maritime Silk Road in the period of Early Islam.
Coproducer and director Kluetsch mentioned in his acceptance, “We are proud of this award and the opportunity of shedding lights on particular episodes in Oman’s history and the importance of documenting the truth, now more than ever.” The closing ceremony was held beneath the auspices of H E Dr Abdulmonam Mansoor al Hasani, Minister of Information.
Information Source: Muscat Daily