Desert Superstars 3D is the first 3D documentary from the United Arab Emirates that was screened during the 3D Korean International Film Festival in Seoul recently, Anasy Media Production, Abu Dhabi, announced on Tuesday.
The festival held its 6th edition of 3DKIFF and screened for three days including an Award Ceremony, at Lotte Cinema Broadway branch, Seoul City, Republic of Korea.
Many countries participated in this festival including Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, France, Canada, Russia, Japan, Cyprus and United Arab Emirates from the Arab region. Among all participating films, Desert Superstars 3D was the only film that reflected the unique culture of the United Arab Emirates.
The 29-minute documentary Desert Superstars is produced under the patronage of Sheikh Diab Bin Saif Al Nahyan, depicting his journey as a top camel breeder at Al Dhafra Camel Festival. It was developed in coordination with the Canadian film production group 3D Camera Company and is directed by the Dubai-based Pierre Abou Chakra.
"In the GCC, there are certain elements that are present from birth in one's life — such as camels and the Bedouin life,” Abou Chakra said.
"The film's main stars are Sheikh Diab's three favourite camels. This has been his hobby since childhood, so it's through his point of view that the story is told.”
For centuries, camels have held an important status in the Gulf's heritage. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the majestic animals' "beauty and value”.
The camera captures the most important moments of the annual festival, which draws large tourist crowds and features more than 20,000 camels.
Also highlighted in the film are the Heritage Village and traditional market (souq) that takes place during the festival, and the Million Street, which annually hosts thousands of camel owners.
The producers and filmmakers hope the project will move more people outside the region into wanting to experience the festival first-hand.
"I want this 3D movie to show the world what the Dhafra Festival is,” said Sheikh Diab in an earlier interview.
Source: The Gulf Today