and Cultural Identity. " As with most aspects of Arab Media, censorship plays a large art of creating and distributing films. “In most Arab countries, film projects must first pass a state committee, which grants or denies permission to shoot. Once this permission is obtained, another official license, a so-called visa, is necessary in order to exploit the film commercially. This is normally approved by a committee of the Ministry of Information or a special
of the Utunapishtim, who survived the flood, it was soapstone for figurines, alabaster for bowls, carnelian heads beads, cowries and pearls ... it was copper and lapis lazuli." ("The Sumerian Connection", Jon Mandaville and Michael Grimsdale, ARAMCO World March April 1980). Dilmun is the "Paradise Land, the original home of the gods, the archetypical Holy Land" to which the Mesopotamian hero Gilgamesh travels to in his epic journey. (Dilmun Discovered, Michael Rice, p.&
Hassan Al Dossary migrated from Bahrain and were given the chance to choose a land where to settle by HRM the late King Abdul Aziz (Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia). Ad Dammam was immediately chosen for its vicinity to the island of Bahrain as the clan hoped to head back there soon, but the British rule in the region made it very hard for them to move in every sense (dividi et impera) so they finally realized they had to settle there for good. Years later, Sheikh Ahmed's brother moved south where
required via HighBeam Research accessdate 5 October 2012 A popular uprising (1990s Uprising in Bahrain) occurred between 1994 and 2000 in which leftists, liberals and Islamists joined forces.
and Medicis Jonathan Raban, ''Arabia through the Looking Glass'', William Collins & Sons, 1979, p56 and their great wealth gave them extensive power, and among the most prominent were the Persian Al Safar family, who held the position of Native Agents of Britain in 19th Century. Nelida Fuccaro, "Persians and the space in the city in Bahrain 1869–1937", in ''Transnational Connections and the Arab Gulf'' by Madawi Al-Rasheed Routledge 2005 p47 ref
Gulf region including Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.
which is unique in the Persian Gulf. All visitors are welcome, and the complex comprises a mosque, a library, an auditorium, a school, and museum consisting of ten exhibition halls. The mosque is the largest place of worship in Bahrain. It is located next to the King Faisal Highway in Juffair, which is a town located in the capital city of Manama. The huge dome built on top of the Al-Fatih Mosque is made of pure fiberglass. Weighting over
132&language en-US publisher Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain accessdate 28 June 2012 In addition to British intermediate schools, the island is served by the Bahrain School (BS). The BS is a United States Department of Defense school that provides a K-12 curriculum including International Baccalaureate offerings. There are also private schools that offer either the IB Diploma Programme or United Kingdom's A-Levels. Bahrain also encourages institutions
were among those detained during protests in 2011. ;Military of the Royal Bahraini Navy taking part in a multilateral sea exercise The kingdom has a small but well equipped military called the Bahrain Defence Force (BDF), numbering around 13,000 personnel.
states such as UAE for commercial reasons or as tourist resorts. Although very small, these artificial islands have had a negative impact on the mangrove habitats upon which they are built, often causing unpredicted environmental issues. Persian Gulf islands are often also historically significant having been used in the past by colonial powers such as the Portuguese (Portuguese Empire) and the British (British empire) in their trade or as acquisitions for their empires.
Bahrain is the site of the ancient land of the Dilmun civilisation. Saudi Aramco World : Oman: The Lost Land Bahrain was one of the earliest areas to convert to Islam in 628 AD. Following a period of Arab rule, Bahrain was occupied by the Portuguese (Portugal) in 1521, who in turn were expelled in 1602 by Shah Abbas I (Abbas I of Persia) of the Safavid empire (Safavid dynasty). In 1783, the Bani Utbah clan captured Bahrain from Nasr Al-Madhkur and has since been ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family (House of Khalifa), with Ahmed al Fateh (Ahmed ibn Muhammad ibn Khalifa) as Bahrain's first hakim (Hakim (title)#In Arab countries). In the late 1800s, following successive treaties with the British (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland), Bahrain became a protectorate of the United Kingdom. In 1971, Bahrain declared independence (Bahrain Independence Day). Formerly a state (State of Bahrain), Bahrain was declared a Kingdom (Monarchy) in 2002. Since early 2011, the country has experienced sustained protests and unrest (Bahraini uprising (2011–present)) inspired by the regional Arab Spring, particularly by the majority Shia (Shia Islam) population.
Bahrain has the first post-oil economy in the Persian Gulf.