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Bayt Al Toot (The Mulberry House)

Screenplay: Sara Ishaq
Cinematography: Sara Ishaq
Editing: Doaa Fadel, Sara Ishaq
Sound: Sara Ishaq, Ahmed Al-Shaiba
Production: Proaction Film



After 10 years in Scotland, Sara Ishaq travels back to her childhood home of Yemen and takes her camera along. She hopes to feel at home in the place that was once so close to her heart, but the complications soon become clear. Outside the gates of her family home, people are protesting against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s authoritarian rule, and Ishaq and her family quickly become caught up in the movement. Ishaq contributes by acting as a local correspondent, sharing news with the international press.

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Sara Ishaq holds an MFA in film directing at the Edinburgh College of Art. She spent some time in the past few years volunteering in the occupied Palestinian territories and radio­reporting from Yemen, while documenting her experiences through video blogs. She has been involved in several BBC productions set in the Middle East. In 2012, she released her first short documentary film about the Yemeni revolution, Karama Has No Walls, which was nominated for a BAFTA New Talent Award, screened internationally winning several awards including Aljazeera Film Festival Award for Short Doc. The Mulberry House shot was in the official selection of IDFA 2013 and competed at Dubai International Film Festival 2013.