This news story is a delightful tale of how modern media impacts our popular culture. Not only is salmon spawning in Yemen absurd but romanticism will not suspend belief. It’s an amusing film but its context is wrong on so many levels-socially, politically, scientifically, culturally, and even racial stereotypes border on contempt. What’s really amusing is how people rushed to Yemen to vacation for sports fishing that obviously dint exist. Hilarious or sad, I’m not sure which. Either way, the movie is still fun.
There’s no salmon fishing in Yemen, tourist board warns
The Yemen tourist board has warned would-be British holidaymakers that it does not have a salmon fishing industry, after a surge of interest due to Ewan McGregor’s new film.
Hooked: Ewan McGregor (Fred Jones) & Amr Waked (Sheikh) in ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Photo: Rex Features
6:06PM BST 02 May 2012
The Yemen Tourism Promotion Board said they had been “inundated” with requests about the Western Asian country following the cinema release of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.