Under the banner of pure capitalism, the countries of the Gulf are inventing a new time, more and more rapid, increasingly oriented towards an imaginary future. Desert Spirit is a travel story that bears witness to a boundless extravaganza marked by skyscrapers, artificial islands, and gaudy billboards.
In Workers Emirates, Philippe Chancel focuses on the human figure of the foreign workers, modern slaves subjugated and used by a power that is almost invisible. Following the example of reportage, Philippe Chancel lays the foundations for a global reflection on this social issue, seeking to discover the implications of class relations in the near future. The appearance of a new type of mercenary certainly marks the beginning of a global economic war. With his work, Philippe Chancel questions the photographic image on its ability to still be able to say something, to still transmit the real.
Une jeunesse de France
published by The Jockers Films