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Qatar opens film festival with 'Black Gold'

Oct 26, 2011

Qatar opened on Tuesday its annual Doha Tribeca Film Festival with “Black Gold,” a movie by French director Jacques Annaud partly shot in the gas-rich Gulf country.

Starring Antonio Banderas and Freida Pinto, Black Gold tells the story of two emirs locked in a feud after the discovery of oil, as a young leader emerges to unite the desert tribes.

Omar Sherif and Lebanese director Nadine Labaki were on the red carpet for the opening as well as Pinto.

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