The project is based on five public conversations in Dubai & Abu Dhabi, featuring key figures in the development of the UAE cultural panorama.
Dr. Aref Al-Sheik is the Director of the Examination Directorate, UAE Ministry of Culture. He has published over 55 books, including 11volumes of poetry, and has authored the lyrics to the UAE national anthem.
Rashed Omar Al Kharji has over 20 years experience in the regional media and is currently a television broadcaster for Sama Dubai TV, helming his own program focusing on national culture, history and future.
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