“October” is Part One of a series of short portraits focusing on the uninterrupted, perpetual growth of Abu Dhabi, seen through the slowly evolving perspective of an outsider.

Daniel Carbone is a filmmaker and writer currently living in Abu Dhabi. With a number of award-winning short films behind him, he is currently in production on Phantom Cowboys, a feature-length documentary as director and cinematographer, and Hide Your Smiling Faces, a feature-length narrative as writer and director. He is the Instructor of the Arts at NYU Abu Dhabi, where he facilitates student work in the areas of film, video, and photography, from concept to completion, and is a member of the Electra Street editorial collective.