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New Meetup: Arabic Movie Night!--A New Day in Old Sana'a POSTPONED

From: Faiza
Sent on: Friday, November 26, 2010 9:55 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for "Yalla Arabi!": East Bay Arabic Language Learning!

What: Arabic Movie Night!--A New Day in Old Sana'a POSTPONED

When: Saturday, November 27,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

This particular movie will be rescheduled when our member Linda can attend and give us interesting feedback about the film(she's familiar with it and has lived in Yemen)...sorry for the change but it will be a richer experience when we reschedule it..

INSTEAD WE WILL BE WATCHING: HARAM YEMEN- THE HIDDEN HALF SPEAKS
http://www.mediarights.org/film/haram_yemen_the_hidden_half_speaks

http://www.unaff.org/2004/f_haram.html


"A NEW DAY IN OLD SAN'A" WILL BE SHOWN AT A LATER DATE:
A New Day in Old Sana'a is a 2005 romantic drama film directed by Bader Ben Hirsi, a British playwright and director of Yemeni ancestry, and produced by Ahmed Abdali.

It was shot in San?a?, the capital of Yemen, and was the first Yemeni film to be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. 86 minutes. Arabic with English subtitles

In addition to Cannes, the film was screened at the Cairo International Film Festival; after its showing in Cairo, Hirsi received a prize of 100,000 pounds from the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.

The film is shown through the eyes of Federico, a photographer from Italy. Tariq (a friend of Federico is scheduled to marry Bilquis, the daughter of a rich judge. However, while out in the city one night, he catches sight of a women he believes to be Bilquis, and falls in love with her. The woman turns out to be a nagsh (a black plant applied like henna) artist named Ines, and Tariq ends up having to choose between the two. The film ends with a shot of a djinni, played by Hirsi himself.

LOCATION: Haya's House in Richmond-address to be emailed the morning of..


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