The Mulberry House & Selected Shorts

April 16, 5:00pm

The Mulberry House, Sara Ishaq, 2013; 65 minutes; followed by selected short documentaries and a special interview.

Filmmaker Sara Ishaq grew up in Yemen to a Yemeni father and a Scottish mother, and at age 17, decided to move to Scotland. Ten years later—in 2011—Sara returns to Yemen as a different person, geared up to face the home of her past and reconnect with her long-severed roots. But against all personal expectations, she returns to find her family and country teetering on the brink of a revolution. Sara’s previous documentary, Karama Has No Walls, was nominated for an Oscar in 2014.

In addition to The Mulberry House, we'll screen selected short documentaries made by participants in last year's Comra documentary training workshop, which was organized by Sara Ishaq and her colleagues from the Support Yemen media collective. The screening will also include an exclusive pre-recorded conversation with Sara about her experiences documenting change and conflict in Yemen.