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Bader Ben Hirsi in The English Sheik and the Yemeni Gentleman

The English Sheik and the Yemeni Gentleman

2000 NR

British-born filmmaker Bader Ben Hirsi, whose parents fled Yemen in the 1960s in the midst of a political revolution, tours his ancestral homeland with the help of one of the country's most eccentric immigrants -- an Englishman who's been living as a Yemeni in the ancient city of Sana'a for 16 years. Their journey is captured on camera by award-winning cinematographer Koutaiba Aljanabi (Jiyan).

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