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Beneath the glitzy and glamorous landscape that characterizes the UAE, this ethnographic documentary explores the hidden reality of partition spaces — apartments with subdivided rooms — and the lives of their resident migrant workers, who comprise nearly 90% of the UAE’s population. Offering a never-before-seen view of the everyday in the Gulf, this observational piece provokes critical questions about migration, wealth, loneliness, aspirations — themes especially relevant to a contemporary global society characterized by ever-growing movement between the global South and North.

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