Karama has No Walls/Qarantina
Karama has No Walls/26min
Set amidst Yemen's 2011 uprising, the nature of the Yemeni revolution is illustrated in stark contrast to the gross violations of human rights that took place on the Friday of Karama (Dignity), 18th March, 2011. Through the lenses of two cameramen and the accounts of two fathers, the film retells the story of the people behind the statistics and news reports by encapsulating the tragic events of the day as they unfolded, from a peaceful prayer gathering to a warzone. This day marks the turning point in Yemen's revolution. Contains scenes some viewers may find disturbing. North America Premiere.
A broken family lives uneasily within the gated courtyard of a dilapidated Baghdad house. The pregnant daughter has fallen silent, finding some protection from the patriarch's young second wife and his preteen son. Meanwhile, hard up for money, the household must live with a sullen and imperious boarder, a contract killer. In such a house, though, it may be that freedom and safety actually lie beyond the gates. Iraqi filmmaker Oday Rasheed's second feature gorgeously captures contemporary Baghdad's moody interior and stunned atmosphere, echoed in performances by a formidable cast who suggest unexpected resilience in the wake of catastrophe.
Landmark Embarcadero Center Cinema (View)
One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level
San Francisco, CA 94111