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English Sheik and the Yemeni Gentleman, The
English Sheik and the Yemeni Gentleman, The


Bader Ben Hirsi


76 minutes

English and Arabic with English subtitles
    "An unadulterated view of the true Yemen (with a) clarity and precision often lacking in or misinterpreted by foreign media."
- MSANews

This lyrical film introduces us to Bader Ben Hirsi, a British-born Yemeni living in London after his parents' exile from Yemen. Bader returns to Yemen to re-discover his country, its people and traditions.

Under the guiding hand of eccentric Englishman Tim Makintosh-Smith, who has been living as a Yemeni in the ancient city of Sana'a for the past 16 years, Ben Hirsi travels throughout his ancestral homeland.

Exquisitely filmed by award-winning cinematographer Koutaiba Al Janabi, The English Sheik and the Yemeni Gentleman chronicles their interaction and emerging friendship as they explore the beautiful Yemen countryside.

This film is available with a Digital Site License (DSL), which allows colleges, universities, or libraries to encode, locally host, and stream the film to their community on a closed, password-protected system.

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