Dutch film director Ineke Smits showed her 2008 documentary film titled Transit Dubai followed by discussion. In addition to directing and writing fiction and documentary films, Ineke is also a script advisor, creative producer and lecturer. Transit Dubai premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. It won the Audience Award at Gdansk Film Festival in 2009. The city of Dubai is a travel destination and home for people from all over the world. Many of its inhabitants are temporary visitors from Europe, Asia, America and the Middle East. This film looks at Dubai through the eyes of four photography students and uncovers multiple layers within this modernized and at the same time traditional society. It also shows how Western influences and IT have changed the local culture and people.


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