Fight for Oil: 100 Years in the Middle East

Chronicles the 100 year period since the discovery of oil. Profiles the rise and fall of British rule in the region, the Soviet’s ‘power politics,’ imperialism and other issues which have dominated the demand for control of the world’s oil supply from its discovery through today. The three-part series profiles how oil was first cultivated and the social and political impacts not only for the Middle East, but the rest of the world, too.