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DO BUY! A Dubai Documentary/Ethnographic Film (181)

15:30, Thursday 28th June, Thaw

Director: Omair Barkatulla (UK)

Year: 2006

Run time: 23'

Location/Ethnic group: Dubai, United Arab Emirates/ various ethnic groups

Language: In English and Urdu with English subtitles

Production/Distribution: pending

Do buy!

This film offers a glimpse of the fast growing city of Dubai, its disenfranchised workers, architecture, consumerist activities and its utopian/dystopian narratives. It covers a range of themes: moving around city scapes and the modern urban experience, iconic urban architecture as symbols, the cultural effects of climate (control), wealth, accessibility, artifice, myths and narratives about the other ethnic groups in the city.