IN THE LONG RUN
Family | Running Time: 21 minutes
2022 / Arabic dialogue
Country: YemenDirected by: Yousef Assabahi
A Yemeni writer and director based in Los Angeles. In 2018, he graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, with an emphasis on directing. His work explores the place of memory, imagination, and work of culture in sites of ruin and exile.
CastAhmed Essam Farea’
Sent by his mother to buy bread for lunch, seven-year-old Ahmed runs through the historic alleyways of the Yemeni town of Ibb, constantly getting distracted by everyday marvels. As he plays beads with other kids, stumbles into a funeral and listens to folktales narrated by an 82-year-old, the question of whether he’ll make it home by the time his mother’s guests arrive looms ever larger. A story of childish imagination, curiosity and wonder.