Art Alert: Oscar-nominated Yemeni film 'Karama Has No Walls' screens at Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Ahram Online , Wednesday 2 Apr 2014

The Arts Centre of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina will screen on Sunday, 6 April, the Oscar-nominated Yemeni documentary 'Karama Has No Walls' showing in Egypt for the first time

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Still from 'Karama Has No Walls'

On Sunday 6 April, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Arts Centre will be screening the Oscar-nominated Yemeni film Karama Has No Walls, director Sarah Ishaq's take on the 2011 Yemeni uprising.

The film takes viewers on a raw, emotional journey through the violent events of Yemen’s Jumaat Al-Karama (Friday of Dignity) -- a turning point in the country's revolution which saw thousands of protesters take to the streets against president Ali Abdullah Saleh's regime after pro-government snipers shot 53 demonstrators dead.

The 26-minute documentary brings life to the stories behind the headlines, using the lenses of two cameramen and the accounts of two Yemeni fathers to recount the day's events as they happened.

Before its Academy Award nomination, the film had received a special mention at the 2013 Glasgow Film Festival "for its powerful and human storytelling."

The screening will include English subtitles.

Sunday, 6 April at 7pm
Art Centre, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Chatby, Alexandria

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