Comra Documentary

Film Camp

2018

In war-torn Yemen where film studies is non-existent, foreign media access is blocked and political media outlets control the world's view of Yemen, now is the most pressing time for independent Yemeni filmmakers to have a voice. The Comra Doc Film camp aims to provide these filmmakers with the tools and support necessary to tell their stories to the world.

About

The Comra Doc Film Camp 2018

The Comra Doc Film Camp 2018 was a 6-month documentary film training program run by Comra Films in Sana’a, Yemen, with the support of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC).

The program, led by Comra Films co-founder Sara Ishaq, was enriched by the participation of multiple filmmakers from across the Arab region via online masterclasses and post-screening Q&A sessions, and aimed at providing aspiring Yemeni filmmakers with the tools and support necessary to creatively tell their stories to the world through documentary film.

The Comra Doc Film Camp 2018 concluded with 12 short documentary films produced by 12 filmmakers from across Yemen, including Sana’a, Taiz, Aden, Ibb, Hadramout, Hajja and Albaydha.

Comra Films co-founders Sara Ishaq and Abdurahman Hussein previously (2015-2017) led the first filmmaking trainings under a different entity which they had also cofounded (#SupportYemen).

Participants FIlms

Frame

Two-Witnesses

Octave

Paintbrush

When you coming back

Al-Qomani

Abdu

A Yellow Life

A Pill

Fear of Light

Fareed

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