#QablAlzafa

10 Days Before the Wedding

Film

  • Film : 10 Days Before the Wedding
  • Production Year : 2018
  • Written By : Amr Gamal, Mazen Refa'at
  • Executive producer : Mohsen Alkhalifi

Summary

The film tells a story of a couple to be wed. Obstacles stand in the way of this young couple as only 10 days are left for their wedding, each obstacle is in one way or another caused by the aftermath of the 2015 war in Yemen. The film made international headlines for being the first film to open commercially in Yemen in the past decade. Cast and shot entirely in the coastal city of Aden in the spring of 2018, the film also became known for being 100% local made; a first in Yemeni cinema making.
The film participated in numerous festivals globally and continued to receive positive ratings from critics and audiences alike.

Prizes

● 2019 Casablanca Arabic Film Festival; Morocco | Best Scenario Award
● 2019 Arab Film Festival; Jordan | Audience Award
● 2019 San Diego Arab Film Festival; United States | Audience Award
● 2019 Aswan Women International Film Festival; Egypt | Special Jury Award

Special Screenings include

● Harvard University Screening | April 2019
● United Nations Headquarters Special Screening | April 2019
● United States State Department Special Screening | April 2019
● The National Library of Morocco Special Screening | November 2019
● Smithsonian Museum Special Screening | November 2019

Video Trailer

  • Film : Women Unchained || Documentary short film
  • Production Year : 2013

Summary

Kharaz Camp for Somali Refugees in Yemen is the setting of the movie ‘Women Unchained’. The movie revolves around the story of a group of women fighting against Female Circumcision in the refugees’ community. This group of women gathers in awareness seminars run by a midwife, who no more performs female circumcision. Each one tells her own story whether it was witnessing or personally suffering the tragedy caused by this abusive ritual that harvested the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls in areas where it spreads.

  • Film : The Locked Doors || Documentary short film
  • Production Year : 2012

Summary

In Al-Basatin area in Aden, Yemen, many Somali families sought refuge across the sea to their neighboring country Yemen due to the Somali Civil War. Some families have lived there for many years while awaiting their chance for asylum to Europe or America.
Somalia coexists in this region with the Yemenis under the supervision of the United Nations for refugee affairs, but in light of the difficult conditions of asylum, material deficiency and devastating dreams awaiting travel, stories of domestic violence increases which sometimes exceed imagination.
In this film, a group of Somali women tell their unbelievable stories with the domestic violence and humiliation they have experienced since their escape from Somalia due to the civil war until they settled in Yemen as refugees.