I AM NOJOOM, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED (Ana Nojoom bent alasherah wamotalagah, 2015)

I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced
Victoria Eugenia Antzokia Wednesday, 20 April 2016 / 16:30 4,20 € Tickets

Forced child marriages

Yemen-France-United Arab Emirates. Direction: Khadija Al-Salami. Production: Sheika Prohaska-Alatas, Khadija Al-Salami / Hoopoe Film, Benji Film, Metksa, Enjaaz, Corniche Pictures. Screenplay: Khadija Al-Salami. Photography: Victor Credi. Music: Thierry David. Edition: Alexis Lardilleux. Cast: Reham Mohammed, Adnan Alkhader, Sawadi Alkainai, Rana Mohammed, Ibrahim Alashmori, Munirah Alatas. Running time: 96 min


A girl enters a courtroom, looks the judge straight in the eye and says: "I want a divorce". In Yemen, where there is no minimum age for getting married, Nojoom is forced to wed a 30 year old man when she is only 10. The dowry offered to the family is a small income and one less mouth to feed. A legitimate and acceptable arrangement for everyone, except for the little Nojoom, who will soon see her life change radically and become unbearable.