'MAD Solutions Takes Yemeni Abortion Drama ‘The Burdened’

Yemeni Abortion Drama ‘The Burdened’

Produced and

directed by Amr Gamal, “The Burdened” scooped an award among works-in-progress at the industry section

The story,

written by Gamal and Mazen Refaat, centers on Ahmed, Isra’a and their three children

It is

based on true events experienced by the director with one of his close friends

Due to

the country’s economic crisis both parents lose their jobs

This was

Yemen’s first locally produced film in years and became a hit with local audiences

The project,

now in post, brings together Yemen, Sudan and Saudi Arabia in a landmark co-production

“The Burdened”

stars Khaled Hamdan, Abeer Mohammed, Samah Alamrani and Awsam Abdulrahman

“I was

fortunate to be able to work on the film with a diverse range of nationalities

“I had

the privilege of collaborating with actors and producers from Sudan, Egypt, India, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon,

This cosmopolitan

blend of talents involved was part of the appeal for MAD Solutions

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