It would be virtually impossible to make a study of modern Emirati culture without uncovering the popular mythologies surrounding falcons. Falcons and falconry are essential and visible cornerstones of cultural identity in the Emirates. How did they get there? And, perhaps more importantly, where are they going? Can such ancient practices resist the relentless, hyper-modernization of our way of life? This talk examines how the practice has evolved, and what its next iteration may be.
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