Cinema of Oman
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The cinema of Oman is very small. There is only one Omani film, Al-Boom (2006), as of 2007. Partly inspired by Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, Al-Boom deals with the challenges facing a small fishing community.
A joint US-Indian-Omani production, Pirate's Blood, starred local and international actors. Stegath Dorr's film Blood Desert was released by RESTROSPLOITATION in 2016, many years after it premiered at the 2006 Oman Film Festival. A few Hollywood movies have been partly filmed in the country.
An annual film festival is held in Muscat.
Films shot in Oman
- Blood Desert (filmed in 2006)
- Captain Phillips (2013)
- Killer Elite (2011)
- Operation Oman (2014)
- Pirate's Blood (Hollywood) (2010)
- "International Box Office: 13 Hot Emerging Markets". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 November 2013.