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Yemeni director a jury member at Monte Carlo Film Festival

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Yemeni Director Khadeeja Assalami

By: NY Staff

Yemeni director Khadeeja Assalami recently wrapped up her duties as a jury member for the second round of the prestigious Monte Carlo Film Festival. The Yemeni director was given the position after winning a prize at the same festival last year for her film “Al-Wahsh Al-Kasser,” which discusses corruption in Yemen and the danger it poses to various segments of society. The jury on which Assalami served was headed by French director Claude Lalish, who has directed around fifty movies and won many international prizes. The festival was inaugurated by Monte Carlo’s Prince Albert on January 10th, and wrapped up this past Wednesday.