Film Festival 2006 to roam Yemen [Archives:2006/996/Local News]

November 6 2006

SANA'A, Nov. 5 ) The German Embassy in Sana'a announced the 10th anniversary of the European Film Festival in Yemen, running from Nov. 8 to Dec. 7 under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and with the cooperation of Sana'a University and Al-Saeed Foundation in Taiz.

The Festival will be inaugurated in Sana'a Nov. 17. Then it will move to Aden from Nov. 22 to Dec. 1 and it will wrap up in Taiz from Dec.3 to Dec.7. Ten films will be presented from several countries; Britain, Czech Republic, European Union-Delegation of the European Commission with the participation of the Belgian Embassy Riyadh, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Turkey.

As Germany currently holds the local Presidency of the European Union, the German entry will open the festival in Sana'a at the Old University. In Aden, the Festival will be at the German Consulate in Khor Maksar. In Taiz, it will be hosted in Al-Saeed Foundation.

The Festival aims to present the richness of European diversity as well as to attract young Yemenis. It offers a look into other cultures through art of cinema. All films start at 8 p.m. and the admission is free to all the films.

Moreover, the festival offers an exciting Supplementary Program; an exhibition; “A Century of European Cinema.” Each participating nation presents the main epochs, films, directors, or actors of the last century of their national cinema. And a lectuer by Prof. Lutz Michael Buchner on the European Union, its structural and political impact. The event will be held in conjunction with the European Film Festival, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the German House in Sana'a.