Rotterdam Lab

Mohammed Al-Jaberi

Mohammed Al-Jaberi is a Yemeni producer and cinematographer who worked on award-winning short documentary films focusing on Yemen. His feature-length debut is a film showing the impact of the war in Yemen on children, produced in collaboration with DFI and AlJazeera. He received specialised training from international film experts including the French Cambodian director, Rithy Phan and the Sundance consultant Bruni Burres. He participated in a number of international film industry events including in Beirut DC, HotDocs, Doha Film Institute, AJB DOC, Close up Initiative, MEDIMED, Jacob Burns Film Center, IDFA and Cairo International Film Festival. He holds two degrees in international relations and development.

Meem Square Films LLC - Yemen / USA

Meem Square Films LLC is a production company which aims at highlighting powerful stories from Yemen through cinema and focuses on supporting the film industry in the country. The company is fully owned by Yemeni filmmakers. However, the ongoing conflict and the instability of the banking system has forced them to incorporate in the USA due to the feasibility to start the company despite not living in the US.


Projects in production

Let's Play Soldiers by Mariam Al-Dhubhani (documentary feature)


Released films

In the Middle by Mariam Al-Dhubhani (documentary feature)

No Words by Mariam Al-Dhubhani (documentary feature)

Samsarat Al-Nuhas by Mariam Al-Dhubhani (VR documentary)

Mohammed Al-Jaberi

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2023

See the names of the emerging producers joining us for the Rotterdam Lab 2023.