Yemen: Kids and War
- The Japan Prize Award 2018
- MESSA Viewer's Choice Award
In a context in which the largest international networks seem unable to present images of the forgotten war in Yemen, and the media itself has become a major front in the war, director Khadija Al Salami entrusts her camera to three children who become war correspondents. Ahmed (11), Rima (8), and Youssef (9) recount the daily life of the Yemeni people under Saudi airstrikes. They collect the testimonies of wounded children in a hospital, and of those who have lost their parents. With the innocence of children, they also interview adults – a painter, a rapper, and a model who has become ‘Miss War’ on social media – and ask them to send a message to the audience they believe is the only one who can stop the war – the European Union.
This deeply moving documentary shows the cruel reality of war through the eyes of children, and the incredible hope that they place in Europe to put an end to the conflict.
Khadija Al Salami is Yemen’s first female film producer. She has worked as the press and cultural attaché for the Yemen Embassy in Paris, and has received the Legion d’Honneur for her work helping to build relationships between France and Yemen.
53 Minutes | English, French, and Arabic, with English Subtitles.
Directed by: Khadija Al Salami
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