Dubai Film Festival: 1 short film stirs some controversy

Dubai is in the United Arab Emirates. My cousin was there at the beginning of December, as his film was selected as one of the Dubai Film Festival shorts. (Morgan Freeman and a few other members of the US entertainment industry were on hand too, most likely due to other films)Here’s a review from “The Gulf Today”

In good journalistic fashion, the opening paragraph pretty much sums it up: “Simplistic. Shallow. Wacky. Belittling. Breezy. Frivolous. West Bank Story is bound to evoke mixed reactions. And there is one word which certainly wouldn’t fit its premise: Profound. ”

The reviewer finds it difficult to laugh at most of the humor, but he does find good things to say.