Selahy (My Weapon)

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Selahy (My Weapon)

15 mins | Yemen | 2020

Director: Alaa Zabara
Producer: Pierre Bagley
Screenwriter: Alaa Zabara
Editor: Brittney Flores & Alaa Zabara
Cinematographer: Naji Salameh
Cast: Malak Nassar, Mohammad Nizar
Genre Tags: #yemencantwait #selahyfilm #warisnottheanswer
Release Year: 2020
Language: Arabic
Subtitle: English (United States)
Country: Yemen
Genre: International,Female Director,Short Film,Social Justice,Disability

(THIS FILM WAS PART OF OUR 2022 FESTIVAL LINEUP AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE ON THE SLAMDANCE CHANNEL) A short narrative film that takes place in war-torn Yemen and follows a young deaf girl, Saleemah who has one major love in this world; her camera which her brother Aqeel introduced her to. Aqeel works as a news reporter and is unable to take her out to film because he is preoccupied covering the war. Frustrated, Saleemah wanders out of the house during an impending air strike. To make matters worse, she loses her hearing aids.