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2015 High Falls Film Festival

Yemeniettes

Directed by Shawn Thompson

USA / 2013 / Documentary Feature Film / 1 hour 1 mins / Arabic with English subtitles

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Yemeniettes

The Little Theatre - #5
Friday, November 13, 2015 5:30 pm

Description

This uplifting documentary helps give us hope that young Muslim girls might just have a chance for a better future. Three Yemeni teenage girls enter a youth Middle Eastern entrepreneurial competition, with their innovative solar-panel powered devices, designed to compensate for the frequent electrical grid outages in their country.

Luckily, their unusually open-minded parents “support” the girls’ ambitions, despite community pressure not to allow their daughters to pursue non-traditional female vocations. Along the way, the girls encounter the hardships of a country scarred by a broken educational system, joblessness, and a threatening Al-Qaeda presence.

Synopsis written by Kathy Goll

 

Tickets may be purchased online until 4pm on Friday Nov 13. We will have plenty of tickets available at the Little Theatre’s box office starting at 5pm.

 

 

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Director's Bio

Shawn David Thompson was born in 1967 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, USA. He is an editor and actor, known for Shotgun Wedding (2003), West from North Goes South (2004) and Flypaper (2005).


Dates & Times

Yemeniettes

The Little Theatre - #5
Friday, November 13, 2015 5:30 pm

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