Anthony Geffen Film Screening: History of the Emirates

Location: Online via Zoom

Date: Thursday 01 July 2021

Time: 18:00 BST

Booking: Please register here.


Film Screening followed by Q&A with the director Anthony Geffen chaired by Professor Helena Hamerow, Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology and St Cross Fellow.  


Dubai and Abu Dhabi are famous around the world for oil, pearls and gleaming modern cities – but behind the fast cars and the skyscrapers, lies a compelling and untold story of a rich 125,000-year history. 

With unprecedented access, told through the voices of its people and using the latest archaeological discoveries and Lidar scans, buildings and cities not seen for hundreds of years are brought back to life in breath-taking CGI.  Discovering the many other ingenious ways in which people here – for thousands of years – have been overcoming the challenges of life in one of the world’s harshest environments.