SOCOTRA, THE ISLAND OF DJINNS
Jordi Esteva | Yemen, Spain 2015 | 64 Min. | OmeU
The film is the story of a trip on the remote island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, known in antiquity for its Phoenix and Rukh birds. On the journey are Ahmed Afrar, youngest son of the late sultan of Socotra, some companions and three cameleers with their animals. En route to visit relatives, the socotrians speak in their own language, a descendent of the old language of the Kingdom of Saba, they tell stories by the fire. During the night, conversation turns to legends of djinns and monstrous snakes that dwell in the cavernous interior of the island.A vanishing world is revealed.