Francesco Jodice

Dubai_Citytellers

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CountryItaly
Date2010
Medium/DimensionsVideo, 57' 45"
CreditsCourtesy GalleriaMichelaRizzo, Venice
VenueFilm Lounge

Dubai_Citytellers offers a shocking portrait of the Middle East’s key tourist destination and business city. What really powers Dubai’s exemplary growth and is everyone there happy, enjoying the good life? The film offers an incisive critique of ‘development’ as a condition that actively generates cheap labour. The documentary indicates that capitalism routinely requires such hyper-exploitable labour irrespective of the local characteristics of the development context.