The following are some examples of our previous work in Washington DC. We worked under the name of Yemeniaty. Today, we are the YCIHA.
JULY 9, 2018 - JULY 13, 2018
The Yemen Cultural Institute for Heritage and the Arts invites you to a photo exhibit formally sponsored by the honorable U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire.
This exhibit documents civilian life during the armed conflict in Yemen while facing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The photos reflect the trauma that Yemeni civilians have experienced in the past three years - and continue to bear every day.
Dec 22, 2015
Hosted at the headquarters of Oxfam America in Washington DC and in partnership with YCIHA’s Heritage Initiative Preservation (HIP) program, Dr Lamya Khalidi, a prominent archaeologist with vast experience in preservation in Yemen, most specifically in Tehama and Rada’, explored Yemeni heritage and archaeological sites protection measures at the time of war and the effect that the conflict had on those sites. Dr Khalidi is a researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS).
Dec 5, 2016
The YCIHA hosted a charity dinner to fight famine in Yemen at Compass Rose Restaurant in Washington D.C. The restaurant’s owner, and television host of WETA’s Check Please, Rose Previte sponsored and participated in the dining experience. Her executive sous chef at the time, Brazilian Chef Raphaella Rangle, created a full traditional Yemeni menu and showcased flavors from different parts of the country in an attempt to introduce Yemen’s Cuisine to the DC restaurant scene.
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.
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.
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.
November 18, 2015
Award-winning producer and BBC journalist, Nawal Al-Maghafi, took us on a journey into Yemen during the two most pivotal periods in the country’s modern history. The YCIHA’s founder and director, Sama’a Al-Hamdani, joined Al-Maghafi to provide insight and analysis into the political and social dynamics that contributed to Yemen’s Revolution in 2011. The special screening of two mini documentaries, The President’s Man and His Revolutionary Son and Yemen: The Forgotten War, took place at Washington DC’s Atlantic Plumbing theater and was well received by the community.