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Film Screening

Socotra: The Hidden Land

Date of Screening: 09-August-2017

Time of Screening: 20:00

Location of Screening: The Royal Film Commission

Director: Carles Cardelús

Country: Yemen

Production Year: 2015

52 min, Documentary, Arabic and English with English subtitles

In the south of Yemen lies the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean. This film tells the story of an extraordinary land that is only now coming to light. Every step on this unique island brings another discovery, and to visit its otherworldly landscapes is to cross a frontier in time and embark on an unforgettable voyage into the unknown that can never be repeated.
 This documentary reveals how the physical distinctiveness of Socotra has shaped the islanders’ lives and great spiritual wealth over centuries The life and customs of this isolated society are told by some of the most remarkable characters on the island in their own words.
 The film has won several awards including Rising Star Award at Canada International Film Festival, the Silver Palm Award at Mexico International Film Festival, Best Cinematography at Noida International Film Festival, MICA Film Festival and Cebu International Film Festival. It has been nominated to awards at The European Independent Film Festival, NoGuangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, UK Film Festival and Florida Movie Festival.
 Film Trailer