Celebration of Yemen: The Scream & Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams

The Scream
Thursday, September 25, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (b/w Broad & Broadway), Lower Manhattan
Admission: Suggested Contribution: General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5

Doors open at 6:30pm

3rd i NY Join Alwan for the Arts in celebrating and appreciating the unique and diverse arts and culture of Yemen in a special series that will span over two weeks and will include film screenings with discussions, a book launch on The Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba, and a concert by the astounding Yemeni-musician Abdulrahman al-Akhfash. For full series schedule visit: http://alwanforthearts.org/event/1044


The Scream
Khadija al-Salami, Yemen, 2012, 84 min

Yemen’s first female filmmaker looks at the role of women in Yemen’s 2011 uprising, and examines the aftermath of their participation: they hoped for democracy, but what did they ultimately achieve? And more importantly, what are they left with?


Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams

Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams
Emma Vickers & Cathy Soreny, UK, 34 min
This short film tells the story of a generation of men, now entering old age, who migrated from colonial South Yemen to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s to work in Sheffield’s burgeoning steel industry. These men and their families laid the foundations for one of the UK’s strongest immigrant communities.

3rdi NY Film Programming is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by New York State Council on the Arts, and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, both in partnership with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Alwan for the Arts hosts our monthly screenings series. We are thankful to the SINGH Foundation for acting as our fiscal sponsor
Alwan’s programs are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA) and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

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