Becky Beamer, an assistant professor of art and design at the American University of Sharjah's Architecture, Art and Design, is addressing the life of Emirati poet Ahmed Al Asem in a documentary entitled Amina through a series of sessions, talks and exploratory visits to the beaches and beaches of Ras Al Khaimah.
"The film documents the biography of the Emirati poet Ahmed al-Asim, who lived his entire life in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The film calls on viewers to tour with Ahmed al-Asim on a trip around Ras Al Khaimah and see the places and neighborhoods that inspired and influenced His speech addresses topics such as family, feelings of loss, love and the homeland.
"The environment, culture and people were a motivating factor that influenced his poetry, which extensively addressed the inevitable change. We hear the echo of his words as we look at the city of Ras Al Khaimah from space and it travels across the sea, and we feel the passion of the critic Dr. Haitham Yahya Al Khawaja who fought for poetry in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and the region. .
Beamer, an award-winning filmmaker, was able to work on Amina with a generous grant from the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research at the Ras Al Khaimah Festival of Visual Arts. "This grant allowed me to personally discover Ras Al Khaimah as it would have been without this support," said Beamer. I hope that Amina will bring communities closer together, especially with regard to poetry, and give them a glimpse of the artist's thought and life that is not always available and open to all. "
She added: "The ideas of the short documentary drew inspiration from my observations and conviction of the importance of poetry in the region, as well as my personal curiosity to explore the rapid changes in cultural and social life over time. Since I come from outside the UAE, I hope to present what can be considered a new reference point for poetry in the region by documenting the story of the poet and poetry, because I think these are important issues relevant in society today.
"My dream is to present what inspires a group of voices in the region to use the documentary platform to share and document important stories that are documented today. I hope Amina will be part of the film festivals in the region and abroad in the future, and I welcome the collaboration with the local community to present the film to give as many people as possible the chance to see it. "
The documentary film "Amina" was screened during the Ras Al Khaimah Festival of Visual Arts, which was held in February this year, where the participants and the participants were given the opportunity to meet with director Becky Beamer and poet Ahmed Al Asem and the talk about the journey of making the film.
15 years old
Beamer, a Fulbright Fellow, began her television career, spending more than 15 years working on leading television stations such as National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and PBS. She is now an assistant professor of art and design at the College of Architecture Art and design at the American University of Sharjah, in addition to her work is designed for books.