Juwel Of The Valley — Dourat Al–Wadi

Video, 364 minutes, DV, 16:9, stereo

Seiyun, Hadramout, Republic of Yemen, 17–21 April, 2006, music- and filmrecordings with the Shibam District Music & Traditional Arts Ensemble for their first music-CD, on an invitation by Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj and the Yemeni-German Shibam Urban Development Project (GTZ). Complete original recordings „for the archives“.
A film for meditation.

Original title Juwel Of The Valley — Dourat Al–Wadi
English title Juwel Of The Valley — Dourat Al–Wadi
Produced by Michael Pilz
Shooting time 16-24 April, 2006
Shooting locations Shibam and Sejyun, Republic of Yemen
Cinematography by Michael Pilz
Additional camerawork by Sari Hallaj
Edited by Michael Pilz
Featuring The Shibam District Music and Traditional Arts Ensemble, Soubait al-Shathiri, Nikolaus Scholz, Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj, Cynthis Stewart Hallaj, Sari Hallaj, Jadd Hallaj, Martin Lakinson, Ali Harbi, Jamal Jaber, the people of Shibam and Seiyun
Music by The Shibam District Music and Traditional Arts Ensemble, the singer Soubait al-Shathiri
Food catering by al-Jazeera restaurant, Seiyun
Original language English, Arabic
Sound mix by Michael Pilz
No subtitles

Austria 2008

Financial support innovative film austria, federal arts, bm:uk Kultur Niederösterreich

Thanks to Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj and The Yemeni-German Shibam Urban Development Project SUDP/GTZ, The Shibam District Music and Traditional Arts Ensemble, Mohamed Baswateen, Director of Cultur/District of Shibam and Nikolaus Scholz

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