March 19 marks the seventh year of the war in Yemen, a date commemorated this year with a special screening of short films by seven Yemeni filmmakers. This screening begins on Friday, March 19, at 4:30 pm PDT / 7 pm EDT / 6 am Yemen with the premiere of the videos Conflict Is More Profitable Than Peace and مهجر // Mahjar by the Yemeni-Bosnian multi-media artist and filmmaker Alia Ali. Ali, currently featured in the Benton Museum of Art’s Project Series, will then discuss her work—and discourses of Yemeni futurism—with Dave Serio, the film curator at the Arab American National Museum.
After this event, the following films will be available for viewing for 48 hours on the same platform—
Carrom dir. Nashwan Sadek / 9 minutes / Documentary
Ozazah dir. Ala'a Hafed / 6 minutes / Documentary
Made of Gold dir. Saber Wasel / 6 minutes / Documentary /
The Last Resort dir. Noordeen Morgan / 10 minutes / Documentary
Scene 2 dir. Abdulrahman Alward / 21 minutes / Fiction
The Helmet dir. Osama Khaled / 9 minutes / Sci-Fi
Please register in advance here.
This event is presented by the Arab American National Museum (AANM) and the Benton Museum of Art together with the Department of Art History at Pomona College, Youth of the World Together Organization (YWT), ArteEast, and Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI).
Ali has also curated a Spotify playlist of Yemeni musicians.