Baqala, is a nocturnal sojourn that celebrates the corner store culture of Dubai. A fixture in every Gulf region childhood and current day life, these stores have come to represent an early cultural aesthetic of the young city and some of our earliest memories. During the film, three skaters 'baqala hop' the streets and suburbs of Dubai in a neon tinged dream dotted with portraits of store keepers, store fronts that drip with the remnants of a pop art reverie and my ode to bubblegum.
Writer & Director - Amirah Tajdin
Co Writter – Hussain Moloobhoy
Producer – Wafa Tajdin
Executive Producers – Hussain Moloobhoy, Joshua Cox, Rajat Malhotra
Cinematographer – Daniel Vignal
Editor – Thomas Simon
Music – ‘The Cocobut Song’ by Alo Wala feat. Brooklyn Shanti