Ma’rib is the second installation in a tetralogy examining destroyed cities. Each film is connected to one of the four elements. Ma’rib is ‘earth’ in the form of sand, soil, and stone. In the city, 4000 Diesel pumps irrigate the desert oasis and a new power station will supply mass electricity. Without dialogue or narration, the film’s stark offering of particular habits, rhythms, and gestures of a rugged country constantly zigzags between sociological observation and sudden poetry.