I Have Always Been a Dreamer

Genre:  Documentary
Release year:  2012

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Travelogue and film portrait of two cities in contrasting states of development: Dubai, UAE and Detroit, U.S.A. Within the context of a boom and bust economy, the film questions the collective ideologies that shape the physical landscape and impact local communities.

Though these cities represent two different economic eras (Fordist and Post-Fordist), both cities vividly illustrate the effects of economic monocultures and the arbitrary consequences of geopolitical advantage.

The film serves as a visual documentation of these two cities as indexes of political, cultural and economic change while tracing the ways each city's development is tied to technologies of communication, production, labor, and consumption.

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