Socotra, the Island of Djinns

Socotra, the Island of Djinns

Jordi Esteva • 2014 • Yemen

Shot in luminous black and white, and laced with ethnographic detail, Jordi Esteva's documentary reveals the mythologies and rhythms of a vanishing world.

Socotra, the Island of Djinns examines an isolated island off the coast of Yemen and is the first and only film spoken entirely in Soqotri, a Southern-Arabian language derived from the old language of the Kingdom of Sheba.

Socotra, the Island of Djinns premiered at Valletta, Vienna and Documenta Madrid.

Socotra, the Island of Djinns

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  • Socotra, the Island of Djinns

    Jordi Esteva • 2014 • Yemen

    Shot in luminous black and white, and laced with ethnographic detail, Jordi Esteva's documentary reveals the mythologies and rhythms of a vanishing world.