December 20, 2007

hero (part one: hard to explain)

I can't believe it has taken me this long to finally post to YouTube, but I have finished my first short film. The description reads:

The first in a series of short films depicting the growth of Doha, Qatar as seen from an Indian made bicycle The Hero. I hope to capture a variety of moods and textures in this series. While I hope that these films will simply be enjoyed as moving photographs, I hope they make some sort of subtle commentary on the labor involved in building a 21st city out of sand.

I look forward to continuing with the series. There are many places for you to comment, so please let me know what you think.


  1. Anonymous3:08 AM

    Beautiful video - saw it on the frontpage of Qatar Living. Nice work and be sure to post more...

  2. Anonymous10:40 AM

    Hey Jabiz,

    I love it! Very creative! I watched it on youtube and left a short comment there. It is a mazing what slave labor can do for a country! I had visions of the heat and the hutments and all those men pouring their souls into the buildings. Can't wait to see where this goes....

  3. Whoa. Thanks a lot, Jabiz. That's just the sort of thing I've always wanted to do but have never come close to starting. Very nice.

  4. Anonymous4:13 AM

    Nicely done. All of the houses there seem to have huge concrete walls around them. And so much construction is going on there. I really like the shots of you - you look like you're having a good time. It was enjoyable to watch and left me thinking...

    Happy Holidays friend,


  5. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Hi Jabiz, I discovered your beautiful little video while doing some research for my cycling blog on the Tour of Qatar. Haunting and charming. I just did a post on it. Hope you like it. Twisted Spoke at

  6. Really Nice Video, thank you so much for sharing, truly inspiring.