VIDEO: Saudi women directors excited about cinema coming to the kingdom


Saudi women film directors expressed their excitement over the announcement that cinema is finally coming to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi women filmmakers Hajar al-Naim and Hanaa Saleh al-Fassi spoke to Al Arabiya at Dubai International Film Festival about how the decision reflects the new open-to-the-world approach Saudi Arabia is embracing.

“We are changing because we are open to other cultures and perspectives,” said al-Naim.

The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information stated, on Monday, that it will allow movie theaters to open in the Kingdom next year.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50