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Khadija Al Salami, President of the 34th International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary

2015-06-08Khadija Al Salami will be the President of the 34th International URTI Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary. She will lead the meetings with the Jury members from June 12 to 15 2015 in Monaco, in the framework of the 55th Monte-Carlo Television Festival.
The presentation of the URTI Grand Prix will take place during the Golden Nymph ceremony of the Festival on Thursday, June 18 2015.

Khadija Al Salami is Yemen’s first woman film-maker. She has made some over 25 documentaries for various TV stations in France and Yemen and received several awards at various film festivals worldwide. With Charles Hoots, she has written a book, “The Tears of Sheba” about her experiences growing up in Yemen. She occupied until 2012 the post of Press Counselor and Director of the Communication and Cultural Center at the Embassy of Yemen in Paris.
Among the awards she received: The Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters awarded by the French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand. Inspiring woman, chosen by the Mosaic Foundation, Washington D.C. Medal of Honor rank of Knight awarded by the French President Jacques Chirac.

Khadija Al Salami directed her first movie “I Am Nojoom, Aged 10 and Divorced”, inspired by her personal story.

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