The Sultanate of Oman was founded in 1970 by Sultan Qaboos bin Said. Until that point, it had been Muscat and Oman, an essentially closed nation ruled by Said bin Taimur, the father of the current sultan. Qaboos overthrew his father in a bloodless coup at 29 years old, taking over in the name of progress and with aspirations of modernizing the country. Qaboos is approaching his eighth decade, has no named heir, and the price of the oil, which has paid to build the nation remains depressed. “A Young Nation” attempts to give an impression as to the character and potential of Oman and Omani youth. The film strives to put a human face on what is at stake in Oman, and in the larger question of stability in the Gulf region, the Middle East, and the world. Their concerns are all of ours. How will we make a living? Will we be happy in marriage? Will we fulfill the hopes of our families or will they be disappointed in us? Will we fulfill our own hopes and dreams? What will become of us under a new leader? What will be our role in our society? In our world? And do we have the power to influence it?