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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: Why Jaws is a perfect summer movie by Nolan Dean


Earlier this month I watched 47 Meters Down about two sisters trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. Last summer we had The Shallows about a surfer who is stuck on a rock 200 yards from shore trying to not get eaten by a shark. I really liked both films, to me they are the perfect summer horror films. 

There is no denying every shark film is an ode to Jaws, although I've not watched the Sharknado films and based on what I've heard about them, not sure where these films fit.

But back to Jaws. Here's a video essay by Nolan Dean explaining why he thinks Jaws is a perfect summer movie.  



Nolan Dean on YouTube




Summer Series 2017: Summer Fashion 1960s


These fashion promo videos from the 1960s features a group of girls on holiday in their summer best. 








Summer Series 2017: Beachwear Fashion 1940s

Loving the beachwear fashion featured in these two short videos.  








Summer Series 2017: Summer Fashions 1930s


 Elegant summer fashion from the 1930s.





Summer Series 2017: Underwater Skiing in the 1950s 

This is the first time I find out about underwater skiing.



Summer Series 2017: Blimp Water Skiing and Aquaplaning in the 1930s


Before the sports of water skiing as we know it today, there was Blimp Water Skiing and Aquaplaning. 





Summer Series 2017: Summer Sports in California 


I am a sucker for vintage water sports video. These two feature diving and paddle polo. 







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.