These are photos on Youtube of the Haradh (حرض) peace conference in Yemen taken in May, 1965 by Richard Blalock. In attendance were Shaykh ‘Abd Allāh al-Aḥmar, Ustādh Nu‘mān and Qadi ‘Abd al-Raḥman al-Iryānī.
̇(Thanks to Charles Schmitz for forwarding this.)
Youtube hosts a vintage newsreel about the historic signing of the agreement in 1956 between Imam Ahmad, King Saud and Egypt’s Nasser. How politics changes over the decades…
It has been over six months since the tragic murder of Dr. Muhammad Abd al-Malik al-Mutawakkil. I recently came across a BBC documentary on the rise of the Huthis from April that includes Dr. al-Mutawakkil. This is available on Youtube. All of us who knew Muhammad and his passion for the peaceful development of Yemen continue to mourn his passing.
At this time of Yemen’s strife, it is important to look at the diverse faces of the Yemeni people and wish them a lasting peace.
The former Minister of Human Rights in Yemen, Amat al-Alim Alsoswa, gave a fascinating talk about her life in Yemen and the current situation. It is available on Youtube.
Check out the Youtube video on bird migration in Yemen.
As anyone who has surfed through Youtube knows, there is a trove of videos, amateur and documentary, on Yemen. I recently came across a site that has collected 200 videos relating to Yemen on almost every topic. Check it out here: http://aiys.org/blog/.
Congratulations go out to Khadija Al-Salami, who won the “Best Fiction Film” prize at the recent Dubai International Film Festival, held December 10-17. The title of her film is ANA NOJOOM BENT ALASHERAH WAMOTALAGAH (I AM NOJOOM, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED). For the trailer, click here.
Youtube is a fantastic source for Yemeni music. One very nice site is “Aden Vintage” with a number of older recordings. Check out this song of انور سالم النجار
The Pharrell Happy Tune phenomenon has spread all over Yemen, including the embattled town of Abyan. Here is a rather unique happy video. Be sure to watch it all the way through…