Mariam AlDhubhani

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Just Another Memory

Amidst the ongoing war in Yemen; torn between being “safe” and “away”, weighed down by the ever-present mental and emotional baggage that still holds you back. How does one move forward and heal? How to deal with so much suppressed pain? In this profoundly affecting documentary, we investigate these questions and explore what it feels like to be suddenly uprooted and displaced by war.

Director Statement

The motivation to make this documentary for me was to heal. Until last summer, I was away from home and haven’t been able to see my family in almost three years. I was fortunate enough to leave Yemen at the peak of the current war in 2015, but being away and safe didn’t solve my problems. “Just Another Memory” turned from a learning process into a healing one when I decided to explore the emotional and psychological effects the war had on me even while being away. I felt like I was stuck and needed to process the burden I am carrying around to be able to move forward, and I believe that I managed to start at least fragmenting the mountain accumulated over the past few years.

  • Project Title (Original Language): مجرد ذكرى
  • Film Type: Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres: Humanitarian, Woman, children, war, drama
  • Runtime:14 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date: July 20, 2018

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