If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video must be worth more than a million. These videos are all celebrations of the countries that they represent, and should tempt the exploration nerves in any curious mind. Check them out!
Watchtower of Turkey, Leonardo Dalessandri
Experience the great variations of Turkey in this video by Leonardo Dalessandri. From Cappadocia and Konya to kunefe and smiling faces, this video will let you experience and “meet the soul of Turkey” and all that this diverse country has to offer.
Mega Qatar Time Lapse, by Samim Qazi
Produced by Qatari expat Samim Qazi, this video shows a time lapse focused on the landmarks of Qatar. The ultimate goal: to display the country’s development and recent economic boom. Special attention was paid to the Doha skyline, which plays the role of a visual representation of the country’s growth.
Amman – A City in Motion, by Joerg Niggli (commissioned by Visit Jordan)
This video celebrates the vibrant colors and constant movement in the city of Amman, Jordan. As suggested by Visit Jordan, “from sun rise to sun set, from downtown to modern uptown, from street markets to malls – a day in the city of Amman is never boring.”
People of Marrakech, by FKY
By showcasing the faces and occupations of the people of the city, “People of Marrakech” gives the viewer a unique little window into ordinary life in Marrakesh. From butchers and shop owners to interactions between friends and children, this film is a beautiful display of this bustling Moroccan city.
Do you know of any other cool short videos about the Middle East? Let us know!
This piece was originally featured on A Teaspoon of (لیمون) Zest.