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Film Screening



Karama Has No Walls



Date of Screening: 06-August-2017

Time of Screening: 20:00

Location of Screening: The Royal Film Commission

Director: Sara Ishaq

Country: Yemen

Production Year: 2012

26 min, Short Documentary, Arabic & English with English subtitles

The protests in Sana'a began in February 2011, with a group of youth setting down a row of tents outside their university gates, vowing not to return home until their demands were met. This ever-expanding tent-city became the hub of hope and inspiration for thousands of Yemeni people and was dubbed 'Change Square'. Within weeks, it became the arena where members of a heavily armed population set aside their weapons and peacefully assembled to demand the fall of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. For the first time in over 30 years, the barrier of fear was broken. Men and women, city-dwellers and tribesmen, rich and poor, young and old, all stood together, equal and resolute in the face of adversity.
 
 
"Karama Has No Walls" is an eye-witness account of the day, the Friday of Karama on 18th of March 211, captured through the lenses of two cameramen and the stories of two fathers.
 
 Screened in over 100 film festivals, events and academic institutes, the film has received numerous awards, most notably: Best Short Documentary - Al-Jazeera TV Awards, Best Short Film - United Nations Association Awards, Outstanding Short Film - Arab Film Festival Awards and Best Short Film EDINDOCS Awards. It has also been nominated for Academy Award for Best Short Film 2014, BAFTA Scotland New Talents Award 2012 and One World Media Award 2013.
 
 
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The Mulberry House



Date of Screening: 06-August-2017

Time of Screening: 20:00

Location of Screening: The Royal Film Commission

Director: Sara Ishaq

Country: Yemen

Production Year: 2013

65 min, Documentary/ Biography, Arabic & English with English subtitles

Sara grew up in Yemen to a Yemeni father and a Scottish mother, and at age 17, finally decided to move to Scotland. Ten years later – in 2011 – Sara returns to Yemen as a different person, geared up to face the home of her past and reconnect with her long-severed roots. But against all personal expectations, she returns to find her family and country teetering on the brink of a revolution.
 
 The film has toured more than 50 international film festivals and was broadcast on Al-Jazeera English Channel. It received the Jury Prize at This Human World Film Festival in Vienna and the Audience Favourite Award at Berwick Film Festival. It was also nominated for the MUHR Film Award at Dubai International Film Festival and the AEGAN Film Awards at Thessaloniki Film Festival.

 
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