Producer: Magnus Dennison
Director: Katja Roberts
Feature Documentary / 60' Broadcast Special
From solemn moon-lit camel trains to frighteningly chaotic races to the hypnotic tranquility of the desert - the undulating tone of this film delivers a sumptuous visual feast with an exciting and poignant tale.
Following a modern community of Bedu and their camels in central Oman, Allah's Gift takes us on a unique journey into the weird and wonderful world of camel racing. This unlikely sport was invented to keep the ancient relationship between man and camel alive while spreading the country's new found oil wealth. It is a world of robot jockeys, high-speed car chases, big cash prizes and highly strung competitors. But not everyone has the same luck, not all the camels are cut out for racing and not everyone is prepared to adapt to a rapidly changing world.