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The Effect of the War on Yemeni Artists: The Story of Osamah Adnan

A translated version of this piece is Available in: العربية (Arabic)

A whole generation of Yemeni youths are living lives today that leave them imprisoned by the limited, and in many cases, inexistant choices available to them. In the past few years, the parties to the conflict in Yemen have stolen the dreams and aspirations of many of Yemen’s youth, forcing many of them to give up their dreams because these dreams have become, due to the political and economic reality in the country, a luxury that they will never be able to reach in most cases.

Osamah Adnan is a Yemeni singer in what should be the prime of his career. From a very young age, he seemed like he would make a great career in music, but Osamah never expected that the burden of making a living and the destruction of any space for art all over the country would end that dream. In this short video, editor Shadi Al Areeqi and director Dhiyaa Al Adimi accompany a young Yemeni man who is desperately trying to hold on to the last vestiges of a dream that is only kept alive through his voice and his taxi.

Short Video: The Effect of the War on Yemeni Artists: The Story of Osamah Adnan

 

Translated by: ِAbdullah al-Ruwaishan
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