Aspiring director produces video for ‘Ya Khalifatna’
Time Out staff
A song has been released to celebrate National Day.
‘Ya Khalifatna’ features a music video by young aspiring director Abdulaziz Ahmad, the winner of a competition by twofour54 creative lab to discover new Emirati talent.
The music project was a collaboration between renowned Emirati poet Arif Al Khaja and well-known music producer, singer and composer Fayez Al Saeed who worked with Abdulaziz and other young creative talent aspiring to expand their experience in music production.
Abdulaziz’s winning idea for the music video tells the story of the development of the UAE, showing a small village where good hearted people are leading a difficult life some 50 years ago. Featuring seven characters, each with a different job, representing the seven Emirates, the village flourishes once the characters unite and help each other. The union of the Emirates is celebrated as seven become one.
Abdulaziz said: “I wanted the story to reflect the unity and interdependence of the UAE. It has been a great experience to direct the video and seeing my story come to life in the music video for ‘Ya Khalifatna’ is fantastic. I hope this opportunity will help develop my career as a director.”