This article was written by Keith J Fernandez.
Films by Emiratis are now being made with global stars and screened abroad, but problems such as social censorship and varying levels of education remain.
Beyond all the hype and the red carpet mayhem, beyond Colin Firth and the rest of the international contingent whizzing into Dubai, beyond the navel-gazing debates about the place of critics in a brave new socially networked world, lies the real story of this year’s Dubai International Film Festival. And that is the emergence of what can for the first time properly be called a UAE film industry.
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