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Together We Ensure a Superior Life for Residents

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In the shadows of Dubai’s glittering skyscrapers is Satwa: one of the city’s oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods. As the emirate rapidly expands, a previous way of life is endangered by forces of gentrification, renewal, and Westernization. “

 

Together We Ensure a Superior Life for Residents” take a collagist approach to documentary filmmaking by combining found material, first-person narrative, and karaoke to capture the bedspaces, backyards, and people that bring Old Dubai to life.

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 © 2020 by Christopher Benton

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