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Podcast featuring discussions and interviews about the cultural happenings in the United Arab Emirates presented by Hind Mezaina (The Culturist) and Wael Hattar.


Summer Series 2017: Summer in Italy in the 1960s


I am loving these videos about 1960s Italy, especially the parts about Rome. 

"When the sun is high, it's time to stop." Oh how I wish this could be applied in Dubai too.





Summer Series 2017: Summer in Greece in the 1960s


These videos reminded me of a family holiday in Greece in the 1980s when I was a child. All we did was swim, eat, sleep, repeat. 

From the Greek Islands video about Thasos:

"There's a saying on the island, if you stay a month, you become a native of the place. And if you stay two months, you will forget that any other place in the world exists."







Summer Series 2017: Summer in Lebanon in the 1960s

This video is described as an "old tourism video about Lebanon and Beirut in the 60's". It starts off with a a car driving through Beirut and we see the city's architecture and signs (with lots of empahsis on bank signs), shops, beach and mountain. The emphasis in this video is the high life. 



Summer Series 2017: Late summer beaches by Uwe Lansing

This video by Uwe Lansing was shot on three beaches:
Fehmarn - Baltic Sea, Germany
Rømø - North Sea, Denmark
Sylt - North Sea, Germany 


Summer Series 2017: Summer Sud Trip by Zouhair Elharti


A summer trip in the south of Morocco, filmed in Agadir, Marrakesh, Sidi Ifni, Tifnit and Gzira. 


Summer Series 2017: Summer in South Korea by James Logan Gibke

A short video by James Logan Gibke, "I spent the month of August with my friends in Gwangju and other places in order to endure the misery of summer in South Korea. While the heat and humidity were unbearable, the experiences were unforgettable." 


Summer Series 2017: In the Summer by Colours


A dark and moody summer song. 

If you like the song, you can buy it from here.



Summer Series 2017: Chemical Solution by Summer Moon

Summer Moon is a new band to me. I like this song and video. 




Summer Series 2017: Summer Colors by Britt Bellamy

This is a collage of videos by Britt Bellamy portraying "the tropical fantasies in my mind through a moving collage of colors, textures and motion."  All the videos used to make Summer Colors are listed here


Summer Series 2017: Summer of Love by Marcie LaCerte


Summer of Love by Marcie LaCerte is a "short animation about a girl looking for love". Warning, this is not a happy film.