Yemen's Heritage and the Politics of Archeology

April 6, 2016

Hosted at the headquarters of Oxfam America in Washington DC and in partnership with YCIHA’s Heritage Initiative Preservation (HIP) program,  Dr Iris Gerlach presented a lecture on Yemen's Heritage and the Politics of Archeology. Dr. Gerlach is the head of the Sana’a Branch of the German Archaeological Institute. In her presentation she shared stories of Yemen's past and shared on-site experiences from her decades of work in the field. This event is part was part of an effort to highlight the wealth of Yemen’s heritage and history and to inspire tolerance and peace-building.

Screening of Starving Yemen

October 24, 2016.  

YCIHA (formerly Yemeniaty) hosted the first and only public screening of Starving Yemen in Washington D.C . at Landmark West End Cinema. The screening was followed by a Q&A session moderated by journalist Nancy Youssef, the Wall Street Journal’s National Security Correspondent, with the film’s creator Nawal Al-Maghafi. The talk focused on the famine taking place in Yemen in midst of war and the cultural breakdown it results in.

Sama'a al-hamdani
Yemeniettes Movie Screening

December 9, 2015.

In Honor of Human Rights Day, and in collaboration with Layalina Productions and sponsored and hosted by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Washington D.C., the YCIHA held a special screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary ‪Yemeniettes. The film follows a groups of Yemeni school girls, whose invention gained them local and regional recognition. The screening was followed with a reception and Q&A session moderated by journalist Kim Ghattas with the film’s producer and creative director Leon Shahabian and YCIHA’s director Sama’a Al-Hamdani.    

Sama'a al-hamdani