Glitter Dust

GLITTER DUST: FINDING ART IN DUBAI will have its premiere at the Gulf Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

a documentary by J.R Osborn and Katy Chang

We are thrilled to announce that our documentary feature GLITTER DUST: FINDING ART IN DUBAI will have its premiere at the Gulf Film Festival in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from April 10-16, 2012.  The final screening schedule will be announced soon, with a Q&A session from the filmmakers. For more information, please contact J.R. Osborn at whosborn@gmail.com or online at www.glitterdustfilm.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glitterdustfilm; on Twitter @artindubai (www.twitter.com/artindubai).  Screening times and locations will also be posted on the Gulf Film Festival website (Arabic: http://www.gulffilmfest.com/index.php/ar/  and English: http://www.gulffilmfest.com/index.php/en)

Synopsis:
The documentary feature GLITTER DUST: FINDING ART IN DUBAI follows the city's cultural capital. Three artists come to terms with truth and artificiality. Delightful hand-drawn animations interplay with live footage; art and life are truly intertwined. In turns funny and poignant, this documentary explores the artists behind the flash of Dubai. The idea of a “drawcumentary” came from the doodles in director Katy Chang’s journal and a feeling that no realistic camera image could accurately capture the surrealism of the city. Katy received an MFA from the UCSD VisArts Department. The free form, playful animations comment on the objective viewpoint of the film and visually disrupt the footage in order to emphasize the dislocation of the city’s migrant population.

Film Information:
Glitter Dust: Finding Art in Dubai (trailer)
Documentary
www.glitterdustfilm.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/glitterdustfilm
Twitter: @artindubai (www.twitter.com/artindubai)
Runtime: 63 minutes
Director: Katy Chang
Producer/Editor: J.R. Osborn
Original Music: Ben Bracken
Sound: Drew Kennedy

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