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Men of Words
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directed by Johanne Haaber Ihle, fl. 2009; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2009), 22 mins
In the context of strict censorship by the government of the then dictator of Yemen Ali Abdullah Saleh, this film explores how ancient traditions of poetry, sometimes set to music and recorded on audio cassettes, were used as a means to circulate ideas about social and political problems related to the fractured r...
directed by Johanne Haaber Ihle, fl. 2009; produced by University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (Manchester, England: University of Manchester. Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2009), 22 mins
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The Veil Unveiled
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directed by Vanessa Langer, 1979- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2004), 30 mins
In Yemen, the land of Queen Saba, a wide variety of veils can be found. In the capital Sana’a, the women, although at first sight appearing to all be wearing but black, distinguish themselves one from the other through this diversity. Each veil not only carries its own symbolism, but the variety of ways of weari...
directed by Vanessa Langer, 1979- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2004), 30 mins
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Qudad, Re-inventing a Tradition
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written by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; directed by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; produced by Caterina Borelli, 1959- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 58 mins
Qudad is an ancient lime waterproofing plaster that has been used for several millennia in the Arabian Peninsula. In Yemen, where it most likely originated, it is found on religious and secular buildings and archaeological sites. Because of its elaborate and labor-intensive application (it takes a full year to set...
written by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; directed by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; produced by Caterina Borelli, 1959- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2004), 58 mins
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The Architecture of Mud
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written by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; directed by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; produced by Caterina Borelli, 1959- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 52 mins
The Hadhramaut region in the south east of Yemen is well known for its mud brick architecture. Throughout the centuries, the population has developed very sophisticated building techniques and created a unique architectural environment.
written by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; directed by Caterina Borelli, 1959-; produced by Caterina Borelli, 1959- (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1999), 52 mins
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