Free and open to the public
At the edge of a city growing from the desert, a man plays alone on a golf course. Another, sleepless, sends a letter from a labor camp to his wife in Kenya. A sand storm hits a construction site, and the locals hold a strange celebration. The city of Dubai and its surrounding desert here become a set for a visual exploration of displacement, and the longings and desires of their inhabitants. Directed by Srdan Keca (UK/Serbia, 2011).
Q&A to follow with with Gülsenem Gün, Research Assistant, Galatasaray University.
These films are part of the annual SGS Summer Film Festival running most Wednesdays from June 28 to September 13. This year's festival features nine films from around that world that focus on the theme of “Finding Place: Immigration, Refugees, & Borders Across the World.” For more information on the film festival, please visit SGS Summer 2017 Film Festival.