Selahy (My Weapon) a short narrative film that takes place in war-torn Yemen and follows a young hard of hearing girl, Saleemah who has one major love in this world; her camera which her brother Aqeel introduced her to. Aqeel, works as a news reporter and is unable to take her out to film because he is preoccupied covering the war. Frustrated, Saleemah wanders out of the house during an impending air strike. To make matters worse, she loses her hearing aids.
My family and I were evacuated from the crisis in Yemen and being hard of hearing, I felt that it is important for me to show the perspective of all the innocent children who are suffering from the war. This film is a universal story that can relate to any country who has experienced the ravages of war, through the perspective and lens of a girl who is hard of hearing.
We make films because we want to make change in the world, even if those changes are small. We’ve chosen the medium of film to communicate our message because we believe it’s the most powerful way to share these ideas.
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