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The Mulberry House
The Mulberry House
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In collaboration with Het Parool, The Mulberry House by Sara Ishaq will be screened, followed by a talk with Sara Ishaq and Dirk Wanrooij, author of the book Het huis in de wolken.

About the speakers


Sara Ishaq is a Yemeni-Scottish film director and screenwriter, currently based in Amsterdam. She is known for her independent debut film Karama Has No Walls (2012), nominated for an Academy Award. She earned her MFA in Film Directing from the Edinburgh College of Art and released her personal documentary The Mulberry House, which was internationally acclaimed. Ishaq also teaches filmmaking, is a co-founder of Comra, a Yemeni film foundation, and has served as a jury member at various film festivals. Currently, she is working on her first fiction film, The Station.

Dirk Wanrooij was born in the Yemeni capital Sana’a, grew up in a village in Twente, and in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. He studied Dutch, History, and Arabic at the University of Amsterdam. Between 2009 and 2016, Dirk lived in Cairo, where he worked as a teacher, bicycle dealer, and freelance journalist. In 2015, his first book Oproer was published, which was nominated for the Brusseprijs.
Tickets & Times
May 26
16:00 – 17:40
Het Documentaire Paviljoen: De Spiegel
Composition
The Mulberry House

The Mulberry House

In 2011, Yemeni-Scottish Sara Ishaq moves back to Yemen, where protests against President Saleh’s authoritarian rule strengthen family bonds.
Tickets & Times
May 26
16:00 – 17:40
Het Documentaire Paviljoen: De Spiegel
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