“Aminah” is a dialog between a poet, a critic, and an emirate. It is an experimental biography of poet Ahmad al Assam who has lived his entire life in Ras Al Khaimah. Ride along with Ahmad al Assam as he shares the intimate spaces around Ras Al Khaimah, UAE that have inspired his discourse on family, loss, love, and country. The environment, culture, and people are the catalysts for his poems that depict a greater narrative on the inevitable, change. The poet shares his stories in verse and prose. View Ras Al Khaimah from the sky, hear the words that are echoed in the sea, and feel the passion of critic, Dr. Haitham Yehia Al-Khawajah, who refused to give up on the importance of poetry to Ras Al Khaimah and to the region. Aminah is the latest documentary short film from artist Becky Beamer. This film was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research and the Ras Al Khaima Fine Arts Festival.
Directed by Becky Beamer (UAE)