Centre for Photography and Visual Culture

I/Eye on Conflict: Sarah Ishag -The Mulberry House + Karam Has No Walls

Saturday 16 May, 16.00-18.00
Cinema 2, Barbican Arts Centre, London

ie5Film-maker Sara Ishaq joins us for a special ScreenTalk following a screening of her films The Mulberry House andKarama Has No Walls.

The Mulberry House

After 10 years in Scotland, Sara Ishaq travels back to her childhood home of Yemen and takes her camera along. 

She hopes to feel at home in the place that was once so close to her heart, but the complications soon become clear. Outside the gates of her family home, people are protesting against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's authoritarian rule, and Ishaq and her family quickly become caught up in the movement. Ishaq contributes by acting as a local correspondent, sharing news with the international press.

 In this personal and touching film, Ishaq captures events in her own home throughout this tumultuous period, when multiple changes are afoot.

The ScreenTalk will be hosted by Elhum Shakerifar.

Yemen/Syria/UK 2013 Dir Sara Ishaq 64 min

Karama Has No Walls

This short documentary encapsulates the tragic events of a day that changed the course Yemen's 2011 revolution (Friday of Karama [Dignity], March 18 2011) through the lenses of two cameramen and the accounts of two fathers. The film retells the story of the tragic events of the day as they unfolded, from a peaceful prayer gathering, to a barrage of bullets. Nominated for an Academy Award in 2014.

Yemen/UAE/UK 2012 Sara Ishaq 26min


In association with the University of Sussex, School of Media, Film and Music and Sussex Centre for the Visual

Co-curated by Dr Alisa Lebow, Reader in Film Studies University of Sussex

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