Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

Yemeni men, women and children filled a hall earlier this month in rebel-held Sanaa, laughing and clapping as actors took to the stage with comic relief for their war-wracked country. Yemen’s conflict has sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, the UN says, and the Arab world’s poorest country has also been hit hard by the novel coronavirus. Hoping to provide entertainment to the embattled population, a troupe of struggling artists performed in the capital Sanaa a play called “Yemeni Film”, which showcased the country’s hardships. It revolved around young people who want to produce a fi…

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