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Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan & 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill: "Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams" & "The Scream"

Thu, September 25, 2014 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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ALWAN CELEBRATES YEMEN

Film Screening and Discussion

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.

THURSDAY SEPT 25: YEMENI FILMS SCREENINGS

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.


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?

Suggested Contribution General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5

Doors open at 6:30pm

Alwan and 3rd i NY would like to thank The Yemen Peace Project for their help in realizing this Special Series.

About 3rd i NY

3rd I New York’s monthly film/video/media salon is designed by local filmmakers and cultural producers to showcase the works of independent media makers of South Asian, Central Asian, and Arab descent. Providing alternative forums for these filmmakers who often have few venues to showcase their work and whose cultures and histories are often demonized or misrepresented in mainstream media, not only increases their visibility, but also provides a social forum for peers and audiences to participate in an ongoing discussion.


Sponsors

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


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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.




Last updated: 2014-09-16 15:52:45

The Scream
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Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams
Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams
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