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Don’t Get Too Comfortable

Orizzonti

Director:
Shaima Al-Tamimi
Production:
Shaima Al-Tamimi, Mayar Hamdan
Running Time:
9’
Language:
English, Arabic
Country:
Yemen, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, USA, Netherlands
Year:
2021
Main Cast:
Saleh Al-Tamimi, Shaima Al-Tamimi (voce narrante), Saeeda Al-Tamimi
Screenplay:
Shaima Al-Tamimi
Cinematographer:
Shaima Al-Tamimi
Editor:
Mayar Hamdan
Production Designer:
Shaima Al-Tamimi
Sound:
Nadim Maalouf

Synopsis 

Don’t Get Too Comfortable is a heartfelt introspective letter to my deceased grandfather. The letter questions the continuous pattern of movement amongst Yemenis in diaspora. The film fuses archival photographs, sourced footage, parallax animation, abstract videos to create an audio visual body of work that calls attention to the collective feeling of statelessness and sense of being felt by Yemeni (or non-Yemeni) migrants.

Director’s Statement 

Researching my family’s migration and resettlement journey has allowed me to take ownership of my identity and to understand the constant intergenerational insecurity and trauma of finding a permanent home. Through this work I am hoping to draw attention to ongoing Yemeni migration, encouraging greater recognition of our stories and fostering space for collective healing among Yemeni migrants and their descendants. It is important for our stories to be told, and more important for us to be in control of our own narrative.

producers/distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Mayar Hamdan, Shaima Al-Tamimi – N/A Independent
611 E Orange Grove Ave
CA 91501 – Burbank, United States of America
Tel. +1 6618555674
mayarhamdan23@gmail.com
http://www.mayarhamdan.com

PRESS OFFICE: Mayar Hamdan – N/A Independent
611 E Orange Grove Ave
CA 91501 – Burbank, United States of America
Tel. +1 6618555674
mayarhamdan23@gmail.com


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