TRANSIT DUBAI

By Ineke SMITS

VOLYA FILMS BV - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2008

What kind of people lives in Dubai? We find out through the eyes of four photography students.

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ARABIC, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 72 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ineke SMITS
    • Writer(s)
    • Ineke SMITS
    • Producer(s)
    • Denis VASLIN (Volya Films B.V.)
    • Synopsis
    • In the heart of the Middle-East, a brand-new modern city is rapidly arising; the city of Dubai. Yet no city can or will exist without a population, and Dubai’s population is a unique one. More than 80 percent of its inhabitants are temporary immigrants of European, Asian, American and Middle-Eastern origin. Whether it be to earn fast money, to live an exclusive life in luxury, to labour seven days a week to support the family home, or to enjoy the liberties of a Middle-Eastern city with a flexible morale; they all eventually want to go home. Except for the privileged locals, who have no choice but to see their hometown grow into something nobody can predict the future of.
      Through the eyes of four photography students, we step through the glittering façade of a city that might just be a mirage.
    • Partners & financing
    • NPS
      CoBo
      STIFO
      Dutch Film Fund
      Rotterdam Film Fund
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jun 01, 2007
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