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The Cruel Sea

Bas ya Bahar

Directed by Khalid Al Siddiq
Kuwait, 1972


The first feature film to be made by the state of Kuwait. It is a period piece about Kuwait before the discovery of oil when fishing was the predominant occupation. Bas Ya Bahr is the story of a crippled pearl diver who forbids his son Mussaid to go to sea to dive for pearls.

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The Cruel Sea Directed by Khalid Al Siddiq