Cinema of Yemen

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The cinema of Yemen is very small, there being only two Yemeni films as of 2008. Released in 2005, A New Day in Old Sana'a deals with a young man struggling between whether to go ahead with a traditional marriage or go with the woman he loves.

In August 2008, Yemen’s Interior Minister Mutahar al-Masri supported the launch of a new feature film to educate the public about the consequences of Islamist extremism. The Losing Bet was produced by Fadl al-Olfi. The plot follows two Yemeni jihadis, who return from years living abroad. They are sent home by an Al Qaeda mastermind to recruit new members and carry out deadly operations in Yemen.[1]

Yemeni films

Films shot in Yemen

List of Yemeni directors

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-17. Retrieved 2010-08-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, August 29, 2008

External links

  • Interview with Bader Ben Hirsi
  • Article about Yemen's cinemas
  • Article about the 'Rules of Engagement' controversy
  • Gulf News article about 'A New Day in Old Sana'a'
  • Interview with Yemeni actress Najla Atef
  • Article about 'A New Day in Old Sana'a'
  • Interview with Bader Ben Hirsi
  • Review of 'A New Day in Old Sana'a'
  • IMDB entry for Yemen
  • 'Yemen Through Films' on Yemen Times
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