Omar Abdullah al-Fotihi, a Yemeni national from Sana’a, is a 2014 graduate of Earlham College where he earned a B.A. in Politics. He is currently working with Samuel Abady on a documentary film about democracy in the Arab world.
First Tunisia, then Egypt, and now ... Yemen? Unrest is increasing across the Middle East and North Africa, and young people are leading the way. Demonstrators are calling for democratic change, social justice, and economic improvements. In this essay, Yemeni Omar Fotihi explains his frustrations with his home-country, and tells us of his hopes and dreams for a new Yemen.