10 Days Before the Wedding, 2018


The film tells a story of a couple to be wed. obstacles stands in the way of this young couple as only 10 days are left for their wedding, each obstacle is in one way or another caused by the aftermath of the 2015 war in Yemen. The film made international headlines for being the first film to open commercially in Yemen in the past decade. Cast and shot entirely in the coastal city of Aden in the spring of 2018, the film also became known for being 100% local made; a first in Yemeni cinema making.


The film participated in numerous festivals globally and continued to receive positive ratings from critics and audiences alike. 

Prizes the film received include:

  • 2019 Casablanca Arabic Film Festival
  • Morocco | Best Scenario Award 2019 Arab Film Festival
  • Jordan | Audience Award 2019 San Diego Arab Film Festival
  • United States | Audience Award 2019 Aswan Women International Film Festival
  • Egypt | Special Jury Award
Special Screenings

Special Screenings include:

  • Harvard University Screening | April 2019
  • United Nations Headquarters Special Screening | April 2019
  • United States State Department Special Screening | April 2019
  • The National Library of Morocco Special Screening | November 2019
  • Smithsonian Museum Special Screening | November 2019

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