The Mulberry House (2013)
a film by Sara Ishaq
A Coproduction of Proaction Film, Sitara Films and Seen Films
Producers: Diana El Jeiroudi, Sara Ishaq and Mustafa Yousef
Supported by: AFAC, Just Films, IDFA Bertha Fund, Injaaz Dubai
International Sales: No Nation Films GmbH
Distributors: Parallel 40 (Spain, Andorra, Chile and Colombia), Cinema Vienna (Austria) and The Cinema Guild (USA and Canada)
Arabic & English w/ English subtitles, 64min, 2K DCP 5.1
Acknowledgements: IDFA 2013, HRW Film Festival, This Human World Film Festival Jury Award, Dubai Film Festival, DokFest Munich, Aljazeera English…SYNOPSIS
Sara grew up in Yemen to a Yemeni father and a Scottish mother. As a teenager, she became increasingly suffocated by the constraints of her surroundings, and at age 17, finally decided to move to Scotland, where her mother now resides. Her father, however, would only approve under the condition that she would not forsake her Yemeni roots – a promise she made, but could not keep.
Ten years later – 2011 – Sara returns to Yemen as a different person, geared up to face the home of her past and reconnect with her long-severed roots. But against all personal expectations, she returns to find her family and country teetering on the brink of a revolution.