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Short Yemeni Films

Date of Event: 17/02/2021

Time of Event: 19:00

Location of Event: Online

The Royal Film Commission – Jordan is pleased to invite you to watch a collection of

Short Yemeni Films

On Wednesday 17th of February 2021 at 7 PM (Local Time)

The link to watch the films will be shared on our social media platforms

Followed by a virtual discussion with the directors: Mariam Al-Dhubhani, Osama Khaled, and Sufian Abulohom


Ibi Ibrahim, Documentary, Arabic with English Subtitles, 6 Minutes, Yemen, 2019

Four Yemeni women living in the diaspora are asked: what does it mean to come home? They were outside of Yemen when the war erupted. Five years later, they remain unable to return, each for her own reasons. The footage of a drive through Sana’a in a busy afternoon was made in winter 2018 by the filmmaker himself who, at the time, has managed to return home after four years abroad.


In the Middle

Mariam Al-Dhubhani, Documentary, in Arabic with English Subtitles, 14 Minutes, Yemen/Qatar, 2019

Forced to pick up arms, Ali is stranded between his crushed dreams and the harsh reality of Aden a city torn apart by the ongoing war in Yemen.


Immigrant at Home

Sufian Abulohom, Documentary, Arabic and English,19 Minutes, Yemen/USA, 2020

Years after a family trauma, the daughter of Yemeni-Palestinian Immigrants struggles with finding independence as an entertainer and maintaining her culture at home.


The Helmet

Osama Khaled, Narrative/Experimental, in Arabic with English subtitles, 9 Minutes, Yemen, 2019

Osama is a creative inventor from Yemen, full of dreams and ideas for transforming them into reality. However, when the war breaks out, his plans and the possibilities they promised fade away, replaced by episodes of gunfire. One day, distant and near sounds of air strikes mixed with feelings of loss, rage, entrapment, and desperation force him to have yet one more dream that will allow him to escape his reality.