Abdurahman Hussain is an award-winning filmmaker and producer. Considered the godfather of the nascent Yemen film movement and culture, he has produced over the past five years high-calibre documentary video content and creatively directed video campaigns for International organizations and corporations.
He gained international fame as Assistant Director in the first Yemeni film ever to be nominated to the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short Subject Category 2013, entitled Karamah Has No Walls, which was shot as a chronicle of the events of the 2011 popular uprising in Yemen against the regime.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Yemen popular uprising, he co-founded the media collective #SupportYemen and produced and directed Yemen’s most circulated and well-acclaimed short films engaging with issues of social justice creating a vision for a better Yemen. His work includes producing short documentaries and videos for various international and local television channels, NGOs, and news agencies, including Reuters, Oxfam, BBC, Al Jazeera, Chatham House, Saferworld and Resonate Yemen.
Yemen is presented by the Western media as the hideout of al-Qaeda and the kingdom of child brides. But it is also a nation with a millenary culture and youthful creativity, both back in vogue durin...