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Emirates Man - - CULTURE FILM -

Tobe Hooper, the di­rec­tor of Pol­ter­geist and The Texas Chain­saw Mas­sacre, lmed this su­per­nat­u­ral hor­ror in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah in 2011. Emi­rati direc­tors Nayla Al Khaja and Mo­hammed Al- Otaiba were em­ployed on- set as con­sul­tants. The lm’s sub­ject mat­ter is a del­i­cate topic in the UAE and the name was re­moved from the pro­duc­tion team’s brand­ing in some towns so as not to of­fend lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties. Many of the cast in the lm were re­cruited through UAE web­site emi­rati lm­star. com. It also starred City Of Life’s Saood Al Kaabi. the glitzy build­ings and as­sume it’s an arti cial place. My lm has none of that. It has real peo­ple with real prob­lems. Every­body liv­ing in the UAE will be able to iden­tify with the lm.”

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