Arab Film Series Online: Yemeni Stories Told by Yemeni Filmmakers + Talkback

3 p.m. EDT Sunday, July 26, 2020
Yemeni Stories Told by Yemeni Filmmakers

Free; suggested donation benefits Yemen Aid
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In partnership with Romooz Foundation, the Arab Film Series is pleased to bring you an afternoon of Yemeni documentary short films, created and told through the eyes of Yemeni filmmakers. These short films showcase the impact the war in Yemen has had and continues to make on the Yemeni community throughout the world. These films uplift the voices of Yemeni filmmakers and their experiences. These are their stories. 

Film lineup: 

Just Another Memory (2018) dir. Mariam Al-Dhabhani / 14 minutes 

Abdu (2019) dir. Wissam Al-Kamali / 6 minutes 

A Yellow Life (2018) dir. Osama Haji / 3 minutes 

Sandwiched (2019) dir. Omar al-Fotaihi / 17 minutes 

Departure (2017) Ibi Ibrahim / 9 minutes 

A Pill (2018) dir. Sabreen Al-Yousefi / 3 minutes 

The Tale of Ali (2019) dir. Rahman Taha / 5 minutes 

In the Middle (2019) dir. Mariam Al-Dhabhani / 14 minutes 

Yemen, United States / Documentary / Rated PG13 / In Arabic and English with English subtitles / Total runtime 71 minutes

Following the screening will be an intimate talkback with filmmakers Sara Ishaq and Mariam Al-Dhabhani. 

This collaboration between Romooz Foundation and AANM comes together through the Museum’s Artists + Residents program, which is currently hosting Yemeni American visual artist, filmmaker and art practitioner Ibi Ibrahim. Ibrahim is the director of Romooz Foundation, an independent, non-profit foundation dedicated to support emerging Art and Literature in Yemen. 


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  • July 26, 2020 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm