It’s not all doom and gloom in Saudi, rays of hope continue to emanate from the magic kingdom:
Haifaa Al-Mansour is thought to be the only woman filmmaker in Saudi Arabia. Her three short films are cult favorites here and have made her a hero among her peers in the Saudi film making community, an industry recently born of the digital revolution. In a country where a fundamentalist government does not tolerate cinema’s freedom of expression, remarkably she has not been censured.
Haifa is the first female Saudi film director. Graduated from Cairo University in English Literature in 1997, she proceeded to make her first movie to international acclaim. She comes from an artistic family, her father is the famous Saudi poet Abdulrahman Al-Mansour.
Please visit her site, she exhibits something that we all knew, but the Wahabis try very hard to eradicate; an educated and creative person in Saudi.
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