The Human Rights Research and Education Centre is pleased to partner with the Forum of Federations, the Sana'a Centre for Strategic Studies and the Yemen Peace Project to present the screening of:
Karama Has No Walls
This is the first Yemeni film to be nominated for an Academy Award, in the category of Best Documentary Short Subject in 2014. Other short documentaries by young Yemeni filmmakers will be screened.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Alumni Auditorium - Jock Turcot University Centre
(85 University, uOttawa)
All are welcome.
This event will be presented in English.
- Abdurahman HUSSAIN | Filmmaker and Producer
Abdurahman Hussein, also known by the name of Afro, is an award-winning filmmaker and producer. Known for the love of his craft and high quality work, his ability to capture beautiful moving images with masterful ease has lead him to be considered as the godfather of the nascent Yemen filming movement.
Afro gained international fame as a Assistant Director in the first Yemeni film to ever be nominated to the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject Category 2013) "Karama Has No Walls", which was shot as a chronicle of the events of the 2011 popular uprising in Yemen against the Saleh regime. In 2011 he co-founded the media collective #SupportYemen and produced and directed Yemen’s most circulated and well-acclaimed short films, engaging with issues of social justice creating a vision for a better Yemen.
Abdurahman’s work includes producing short documentaries and videos for various international and local television channels, NGOs, and news agencies, including: Reuters, Oxfam, BBC, Al Jazeera, Chatham House, Saferworld and Resonate Yemen.
*The Human Rights Research and Education Centre may take pictures at this event for use on the website.