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Half Emirati

The United Arab Emirates is a small nation on the Persian Gulf that was given it's independence in 1971. Since it's unification, it has been the fastest booming city in the whole world and is renowned for having the tallest buildings, the largest man-made island and a rich culture and heritage that it is does not want to lose. As a result, people of the Emirates are encouraged to marry and produce children with their own kind. But what happens when they decide not to marry a national and marry into a different culture? What becomes of their children? Those children share their experiences, thoughts and feelings about being 'half' in a country that encourages them to follow their one and only culture.

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A documentary about the social implications of having a parent of another nationality and one Emirati parent in United Arab Emirates.
united arab emirates




Copyright © 2012 Amal Al-Agroobi

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9 Dec – 16 Dec | Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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