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.

  • Becky Beamer
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  • Genres:
    Poetry, Short, Humanitarian, WOman
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 15, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Al Ain Film Festival
    Al Ain
    United Arab Emirates
    April 30, 2019
  • Ras Al Khaimah Film Festival

    United Arab Emirates
    March 22, 2019
    Premiere: United Arab Emirates
    Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research Film Grant Award
Director Biography - Becky Beamer

Becky Beamer is an award winning documentary filmmaker, book artist, and Fulbright Fellow. Her specialty is international humanitarian storytelling that encourages public discourse on personal identity and cultural preservation. For over 15 years Ms. Beamer worked on documentary television for companies including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery, and PBS. She received her BFA from Pratt Institute and a MFA from the University of Alabama. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Sharjah in the Department of Art & Design.

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