Yemen As We See It Documentaries | SF
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
If you are interested in learning what Yemen really is, to those who have experienced it, join the American Friends Service Committee in San Francisco on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 as they explore the answers to this question.
Come and enjoy a great display of photographs by Yemeni photographers, in addition to four short films and documentaries, all working together to demonstrate what Yemen is. ‘Yemen As We See It’ is a chance to experience what Yemen is to a Yemeni, a chance to overcome the barriers of language, culture, and geography. In addition to the art, samples of the unique cuisine will be offered in order to give you a literal taste of Yemen.
The photographs displayed will be available for purchase, and the proceeds will go towards assisting efforts made to better the future of Yemen. Entry is free of charge, but donations are much appreciated.
- Days in the Heart of the Revolution, part 6: Al-Hudaydah. By Ammar Basha, 2013.
Filmmaker Ammar Basha started shooting his documentary series Days in the Heart of the Revolution in 2011, as the uprising against President ‘Ali Saleh was beginning. This installment in the series documents the economic, political, and ecological pressures facing residents of the Red Sea coast city of al-Hudaydah, who depend on fishing and shipping for their livelihoods.
- The Jambeya: Yemen from the Waist of a Man. By Sara al-Zawqari, 2014.
This cultural documentary examines the history and importance of the jambeya, the ceremonial dagger worn by Yemeni men.
- Farha& Light Dreams are two films that were submitted to The Yemen Film Festival (2003): Filmmakers between the ages of 13-15 were encouraged to create films in order to encourage skills and youthful participation in filmmaking
Presented by American Friends Service Committee