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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

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Yellow (Asfar)

Ajyal Competition

Mohammed Salman / Short Documentary / Saudi Arabia / 2016 / 14 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary
International Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

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Synopsis

‘Yellow’ explores the very personal relationships that long-time taxi drivers have with their cars and their vocation in Saudi Arabia. Kind-hearted but gruff, the men discuss preferred customers, the difficulties of competition, the change in the industry over the years and the fundamental – and very significant – difference between yellow ‘international’ cabs, which can travel long distances, and the more recently introduced white taxis. A surprisingly intimate look at everyday life on the streets of Dammam.

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About the Directors

Mohammed Salman was born in Saudi Arabia. Since completing his studies in Fine Art at King Saud University in Riyadh, he has worked in the arts field as an interior designer and photographer, as well as a composer and guitarist. His filmography includes ‘The Bicycle’ (2012), ‘Back Street’ (2013), ‘Scarecrow’ (2014) and ‘Cart’ (2015), as well as the short documentary ‘Yellow’. His next film, ‘Wedding Dress’, is currently in pre-production.

Credits

Director
Mohammed Salman
Screenwriter
Mohammed Salman
Editor
Mohammed Salman
Cinematographer
Hassan Saeed
Production Company
Studio Seven

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