Smartphone Videos Show A Unique Side Of Yemen

Feb 27, 2017 at 5:17 PM ET

Yemen rarely makes international headlines for anything besides war – but now a group of young people are trying to change that.

The “With My Phone” campaign helps Yemenis show their world to others. The project’s organizers teach people how to use their phones to create videos about daily life. Their trainees have made videos on gardens, cycling, and music, among other topics. The campaign also teaches trainees to create news content, allowing Yemenis a mode of expression that they didn’t have before.