Sorensen's 'Original Arab Lecture' is a film put together for his lectures on Arabian geography. Sorensen travels through Egypt, Israel, Iraq, and Jordan looking at different agricultural and social practices in each culture. Much that is seen is similar from place to place in that we see how important the camel is to sustaining life in the Middle East. Activities such as plowing, commuting, consuming, and racing are some of ways that camels are seen as most useful. A camel feast with 20,000 tribesmen for the wedding celebration of Prince Talal of Jordan is also a feature in this film. Other activities shown are group fishing, collecting water, war tactics, and sailing.