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We are pleased to announce that our film ‘Sheffield Steel, Yemeni Dreams‘ will be shown at The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival 2015, on Saturday 6th June as part of the Yemen Peace Project‘s film showcase. The screening will be held at The Bluecoat from 3-5pm alongside two other Yemen-focused films – ‘Socotra: H’er wa Imshin’ and ‘The President’s Man and His Revolutionary Son’. After the films, a Q&A will be held with one of the filmmakers Cathy Soreny and Gamal Alhadideh, member of Sheffield YCA and son of Mohsin, one of the retired steelworkers featured in our film (pictured below). The event is free, but you can reserve tickets in advance.

This follows on from international screenings of the film in NY, LA, Berkley, Washington DC, Aden, Sa’na and London as part of the Yemeni Peace Film Festival. The film also received its UK TV premiere on The Community Channel on 25th May 2015, and will be shown again several times over the coming month.

Mohsin

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Optical Jukebox are passionate about promoting social change and improving health through creative and compelling imagery. We transform real life stories into films and multimedia resources to inspire change and growth within our society, communities and organisations – whether the aim is engagement, education or ethnographic exploration.

Drawing on 25 years combined experience of public sector film making and professional practice as a nurse researcher, we offer a unique approach – forging creative vision with invaluable sector insight.

Founded in 2010 by Emma Vickers and Cathy Soreny, Optical Jukebox cover diverse topics, from dementia to experimental medicine, and involve people from community groups to frontline clinical staff. We work with Universities, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded research groups, NHS organisations and the voluntary sector.