Omar Fotihi

Omar Fotihi

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.


February 16, 2015

How did Yemen fall over the brink?

February 15, 2011

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.