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

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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.