Marking the seventh year of the war in Yemen, on March 19, 2021, ArteEast in partnership with the Arab American National Museum and AFMI presents a special Arab Film Series online screening:
7 x 7 | 7 Artists, 7 Years
Friday, March 19, 2021 at 7 PM EDT
Free with RSVP or suggested donation: www.arabfilmseries.org
A film presentation of short films by seven Yemeni filmmakers, that collectively push back against binary portrayals of Yemenis as victims and/or villains, and instead provide an expansive view on how Yemenis present themselves, on their own terms.
The program features the public premiere of two short films by Yemeni filmmaker Alia Ali:
Conflict is More Profitable Than Peace / 17 minutes / Sci-Fi
مهجر / Mahjar / 14 minutes / Sci-Fi
Immediately following the premiere will be a dialogue with Alia Ali hosted by AANM Film Curator, Dave Serio, addressing discourses on Yemeni Futurism in regards to nostalgic pasts, dystopian presents, and carving out spaces of radically imagined futures.
Following the live premiere, the following additional films will be available to stream for 48 hours:
Carroum dir. Neshwan Sadeq / 9 minutes / Documentary
Ozaizah dir. Alaa Hafed / 6 minutes / Documentary
Made of Gold dir. Saber Wasel / 6 minutes / Documentary /
The Last Resort dir. Noor Adeen Morgan / 10 minutes / Documentary
Scene 2 dir. Abdulrahman Alward / 21 minutes / Fiction
The Helmet dir. Osama Khaled / 9 minutes / Sci-Fi
Please note that some of these films may address difficult and sensitive topics, such as war, trauma and sexual harassment and may be triggering for some.
7 x 7 // 7 Artists, 7 Years is presented in partnership with The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, The Department of Art History at Pomona College and Youth of the World Together.