The project is based on five public conversations in Dubai & Abu Dhabi, featuring key figures in the development of the UAE cultural panorama.
Dr. Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh is adviser to the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and interpreter to President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Chairman of the UAE Pavilion Executive Committee, and Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage, he was formerly the personal interpreter and advisor to the founder of the UAE, the late Sheikh Zayed.
Lana Nusseibeh is Director of Research and Communications, Ministry of State for Federal National Affairs. Her areas of policy work include parliamentary affairs, human trafficking, human rights issues and labor market reform.
Camera: Nomada, Editing: Mounir Harbaoui
The 5 conversations have been screened and recorded: 21 March 2009, Gallery XVA courtyard, Bastakiya, Dubai and 26 March 2009 Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
A project commissioned by the UAE Pavillion for the 53rd International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, 2009