New Filmmakers in the UAE
The aim of this research is to take a tour of the recent history of cinema in the United Arab Emirates and to focus on the new generation of directors who are changing the country's audiovisual map. This research on cinema in the UAE arises from the assumption that the cinematographic production of a country is part of its social reality, since it is developed within a certain culture. It then influences its history, its economy, its politics, its customs, and its imaginaries. For Pierre Sorlin (1977) cinema is a reality where "the visible" of a society is presented. Or as Jean-Pierre Esquenazi (2003) would say, cinema is an expression of the social and cultural field that the filmmaker uses to create his work.
Val Cubero, Alejandra, "New Filmmakers in the UAE" (2017). Working papers. 22.