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Grain of Sand

Grain of Sand is a documentary about the music and heritage of the Bahraini pearl divers through the eyes of British Musician Jason Carter. Follow Jason has he ventures into the cultural heart of Bahrain, exploring music as a platform for intercultural dialogue. Grain of Sand is an effort to shed light on the dying music of the pearl divers and asks poignant questions about identity, culture and heritage, in a region that has experienced development at a pace previously deemed impossible. The film also endeavors to bring 'good news' from a region currently rife with conflict.

  • Jason Carter
  • Jason Carter
  • Ray Haddad
    Camera UAE
  • Toby Watts
    Camera Bahrain
  • Jason Carter
    Soundtrack Composer
    18 albums for various record labels worldwide
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Music Video
  • Genres:
    culture, music, heritage, peace-building
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 22, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Bahrain, United Arab Emirates
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
  • Shooting Format:
    Pro Res
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Dubai International Film Festival
    United Arab Emirates
    December 8, 2017
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Jason Carter

British Guitarist Jason Carter has toured in more than 100 countries and recorded 18 albums. Jason has a passion for building bridges through music and has performed in places such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia and Uzbekistan. Jason began his film career by making music videos and inevitably began using film to tell stories through music and narrative.

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Director Statement

The arts cannot change the world, but it can inspire and influence those with the power to do so