Yemeniettes

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Yemen | 2014 | 59 minutes | Shawn Thompson and Leon Shahabian

May 14, 2017

The Seventh Art Stand
Free screening! In a country without hope, what if three girls could inspire an entire nation to dream again?

It’s homework time, but the lights are out again in Yemen’s capital of Sana’a. Three girls determined to get an education, decide enough is enough. Armed with an entreprenurial spirit and a sense of creativity, they find a solution to their study woes. Their idea? Solar powered lanterns. Taking on titles like CEO and VP, while defying the barriers of their traditional society, they prove that age and gender constraints are no match for those seeking to make the world around them a better place.

  • Director: Shawn Thompson and Leon Shahabian
  • Country: Yemen, Qatar
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 59 minutes
  • Producer: Denise Jabbour
  • Cinematographers: Bachar Khattar
  • Editors: Shawn Thompson and Joseph Assi
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Language: Arabic w/ English Subtitles
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Layalina TV