Used to be
An artistic initiative that aims to alter stereotypes held about Yemen.
The Story is like
Stories from the essence of our great ancestors, cute kids and great artists..
we are excited to show this to the whole world.
Watch The Video
Watch the video produced by AJ+ Arabic about our initiative and story.
What do we do?
Let's widen Our Community
Memories of our parents in old photographs taken in the eighties, special moments, filled with simplicity, shared with us Yemeni families from different governorates.
Meet Our Team
We seek to deliver the voice that dwells in the hearts of Yemenis to the whole world. The voice of love, beauty, and hope, so we decided, a group of young people of different ages, dreams, and inclinations to turn that toxic energy into an energy that strengthens back the spirit of patriotism that has been weakened by the war.
"You are an extension of us, you have been given the responsibility to be the best successor to the best predecessor. The space is open for your creativity, so do not hold back.”
Broadcaster in the Aden Channel
"The platform presents to the community the many aspects neglected in our history. It stands upon a great patriotic role which we desperately need. Thank you for all these efforts!"
Dubbing Director of the Al-Jazeera channel.
"Yemen Used to be is a phenomenal platform. The content is refreshing, unique and well researched. I've learnt so much about Yemen through it. You can tell the team works exceptionally hard on its production. They must be really proud of its success to date!"
Creator of Meet me at Fatma’s
We seek to deliver the voice that bides in the hearts of Yemenis to the whole world. The voice of love, beauty, and hope.
We are currently working to expand the scope of our platform by reaching more people.
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Send us your impression, comments and suggestions. We are excited to make new and creative projects happen