Past event

Research Event

Film Screening: 'Karama Has No Walls'

Chatham House, London

Middle East and North Africa Programme

Event documents

Transcript - Nawal Al-Maghafi, Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Awssan Kamal
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Transcript Q&A - Nawal Al-Maghafi, Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Awssan Kamal
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Nawal Al-Maghafi, Film Producer and Director, Saadah: The Untold Story
Abubakr Al-Shamahi, Editor, Comment Middle East
Awssan Kamal, Programme Coordinator, Yemeni Relief and Development Forum
Chair: Leonie Northedge, Research Associate, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House


On 18 March 2011, more than 50 protesters were killed after midday prayers in the protest camp known as Change Square in Sana'a, Yemen. The day became known as the 'Friday of Dignity' and was a turning point in the Yemeni uprising against former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Karama Has No Walls, an award-winning documentary, encapsulates the events of the day. This event will include a screening of this 30 minute film and will be followed by a panel discussion on the current political and humanitarian challenges facing Yemen and the role of social media in Yemeni youth activism.

Watch the trailer at the film's website.