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  • Film programme "Symphonies of the Cities" | W 19.10 Time 18.00

    Dubai: A City of Dreams

    Unistuste linn Dubai | Dubai: A City of Dreams

    Director: Robert Tutak

    Country: USA

    Year: 2010

    Length: 78'

    Language: In English

    DUBAI: A CITY OF DREAMS investigates the high human cost behind Sheikh Mohammad's ever-increasing efforts to fulfill his dream of transforming what was once a sleepy fishing village, into the ultimate 21st century destination. 

    Excess and extravagance have become synonymous with Dubai in the modern world and have put the Arab Emirate on the map as a vacation spot for the world's wealthy elite. In just six years, Dubai has delivered the tallest building in the world, the most expensive hotel in the world, the biggest man-made island, the biggest shopping mall, the biggest airport and the longest fully automated metro. However, hidden away from the tourists, underneath the huge skyscrapers and luxurious hotels, lies the reality no one wants to acknowledge. These men work 12-16 hour shifts in often over one-hundred degree temperatures, make less than a dollar a day and live in slum-like gated labor camps. This is the reality for these laborers. 

    Thanks to: European Capital of Culture Tallinn 2011