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Yemeni university student and budding filmmaker, Shatha Alghabri, made this beautiful short film capturing children's reflections about the war that's tearing apart their lives and homes in Yemen.
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Shatha talks about the war that is tearing her country apart, and what led her to make this film.
"The war escalated so quickly, and I found myself and my family displaced due to the earthquake-like explosion in Faj Attan on 20 April 2015.
"We took refuge at a relative's house along with four other families, we were 24 person in one house, and were sharing everything for almost four months. We spent our days queuing for fuel and cooking gas, filling water tanks, hopelessly waiting for the power outage to end, and staying in the basement during airstrikes. Desperately trying to live a normal life.
"Thinking of my future and working on new projects in our family company - which was badly affected in the aftermath of the explosion - we barely had our basic needs met. After returning to our house, we had to travel to Jordan to get urgent medical care for my parents because the hospitals couldn't provide a lot of medical supplies due to the blockade.
"We travelled to Malaysia to get medical treatment for my mother, and I met many Yemenis fleeing the war and waiting for the situation in Yemen to calm down. I thought about making a video that describes the thoughts of Yemenis staying here in Malaysia."
Shatha was born in 1994 in Sana'a, Yemen, and is a first-year student in French language at Sana'a university. Shatha grew up in a family that cherishes all forms of arts. Inspired by her father - who has been a professional photographer for over 40 years, her fascination for photographs and cameras developed and she knew that this was the career for her. She started working in her family's company as a videographer, photographer and editor. Shatha's ambition is to move to the next level and be a creative filmmaker and deliver messages in motion.
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