This is part one of "A Stranger In Her Own City," a documentary by Khadija Al-Salami, who is considered to be Yemen's first female filmmaker! This documentary explores the life of Najmia, a 13 year old girl who lives in Yemen, in the old city of Sanaa. Najmia is the most kick-ass kid I've ever seen- she is brave, hilarious, outrageous and courageous. She lives by her own rules in a world where gender roles are strictly structured, and she refuses to accept that girls can't do the same things boys can do. Najmia's sense of confidence and her beliefs on gender equality are beyond inspiring. If you're looking for a new hero- here she is!
-The first 15 seconds of the video are credits from another movie, which overlap with the voiceover from this one. Stay with it, you will not regret it!
-Here's the link to part two of "A Stranger In Her Own City": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3-UhpXlquU
-"A Stranger In Her Own City" is sold and distributed by McSweeney's and can be found on the fabulous Wolphin DVD compilation!