A New Day in Old Sana'a

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A New Day in Old Sana'a


Tuesday May 30 01:00 PM
Tuesday May 30 07:30 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00


About the Film:

Part of the Seventh Art Stand

Directed by Bader Ben Hirsi. Yemen. 2005. 86 min. English and Arabic with English subtitles.

In this achingly romantic tale, handsome young Tariq is about to marry Bilquis, eldest daughter of a prominent and powerful judge. But as he wanders the ancient city of Sana'a late one night, he spots a beautiful young woman dancing in the street and falls madly in love with her. Before long, the young groom must choose between following his heart and protecting his family’s honor. Filmed entirely on location in the ancient city of Sana'a, this exquisite film is the first feature ever to come out of Yemen. 

Join us for a post-screening Skype discussions with director Bader Ben Hirsi from London, UK. 

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