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Film Screening

A New Day in Old Sana'a

Date of Screening: 08-August-2017

Time of Screening: 20:00

Location of Screening: The Royal Film Commission

Director: Bader Bin Hirsi

Country: Yemen

Production Year: 2005

86 min, Feature Narrative, Arabic & English with English subtitles

In this achingly romantic tale, handsome young Tariq is about to marry Bilqis, the eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. But as he wanders the ancient city of Sana'a late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman dancing in the street and falls madly in love with her. Before long, the young groom must choose between following his heart and protecting his family's honor.
 Filmed entirely on location in the ancient city of Sana'a, this is the first feature ever to come out of Yemen.
 The film has its World Premiere at Cannes International Film Festival and its US Premiere at Seattle Arab & Iranian Film Festival. The film has won the Arab Film Prize at Cairo Film Festival and has also participated in Vancouver International Film Festival, Arabian Sights, Film Fest D.C. and Palm Springs International Film Festival.