ARTS & CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT | Netflix Will Stream Six Saudi Films Worldwide This February

As awards season draws to a close and most of the winning films have already debuted in the region, many of us are looking for the next cinematic masterpieces to add to our thinning watch list. However, Netflix is coming to rescue later this month with the addition of six short film produced by Saudi Arabian sartup studio Telfaz 11 Studios in efforts to promote emerging award-winning Arab cinema internationally. Subscribes of the international streaming giant can expect ‘exclusive access to captivating and intriguing stories from the Arab world’, explained director of content acquisition of Netflix, Nuha El Tayeb. ‘It is our strong belief that a great story can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere’, said El Tayeb. ‘With the vast number of local talents and creators all over the world, the potential for diverse and interesting stories is endless’.

Named ‘Six Windows in the Desert’, the six titles will be available from February 27 in 190 countries, in which local creative tackle complex social issues from surfacing in the Kingdom and elsewhere in the world, such as an exploration of the human psyche and extremism. ‘Not only will ‘Six Windows in the Desert’ offer global audiences a lens into the perspective of the Saudi creators, but also through the eyes of film characters with their own take on storytelling’, explained Netflix in a statement.

From 27th of Shaban following a couple on a date in the early 2000s when such an act was illegal in the Kingdom and Wasati retelling the true events behind an extremist attack in Riyadh a decade earlier, to Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Foreign Short Film winner Is Sumyati going to Hell? depicting racism in the household from the perspective of a child, viewers can expect riveting commentary and thought-provoking shots packaged in less than an hour. Also to join are sci-fi short Predicament in Sight, father – son dram The Rat, and female – starring Curtain.

Chief Executive officer at Telfaz11 Studios, Alaa Fadan, is hopeful that this is just one of the first steps in connecting the rich culture of Middle Eastern cinema with the global industry on a large scale. ‘We are excited to bring the work of local Saudi talents to 167 million subscribers around the world’, said Fadan. ‘Telfaz 11 Studios produces authentic and intriguing stories from our culture, and we cannot wait for the world to see what we have to offer’.


FASHION | The OG Hadid Supermodel, Yolanda Hadid, Returns To The Runway Alongside Bella And Gigi At Off-White

When it comes to models of the models of the moment, no one can compete with Bella and Gigi Hadid. The supermodel sisters have dominated the Autumn/Winter 20/21 season on and off the runways – but this evening at Off-White, they got a run for their money when their mom, Yolanda, stepped out in Virgil … Continue reading FASHION | The OG Hadid Supermodel, Yolanda Hadid, Returns To The Runway Alongside Bella And Gigi At Off-White

SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

Saudi Arabia said Wednesday it will hold its biggest sporting event next month, with 6,000 athletes expected to participate, the latest extravaganza in a push to soften its ultra-conservative image. The ‘Saudi Games’ will be held in Riyadh between March 23 and April 1 and will feature 40 sports – including swimming, athletics, archery, badminton … Continue reading SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Announces Sporting Mega-Event

BABY TALK | Does Having Boys Or Girls Run In Families? New Study Say It’s Down To Chance

My mother was one of four sisters. I have a younger sister, and between the two of us, we have four daughter. We’re not the only one who appear to have one sex run in the family. Everyone knows a family who has a boy…and a boy…and then another, all in a row? Some scientists … Continue reading BABY TALK | Does Having Boys Or Girls Run In Families? New Study Say It’s Down To Chance

TRAVEL ALERT | Ministry Tourism Temporarily Suspends Issuance Of Tourist Visas For Some Counties Where New Coronavirus Is Spread

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – – The Ministry of Tourism confirmed that, in coordination with the competent health authorities in the Kingdom, it decided to temporarily suspend the issuance of  electronic tourist visas for those coming from (China, Italy, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Kazakhstan), and upon the arrival from those countries. It also decided … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Ministry Tourism Temporarily Suspends Issuance Of Tourist Visas For Some Counties Where New Coronavirus Is Spread

ROYALS | All About The Making Of Kate Middleton’s Latest Little Black Dress

The chic retro-style black dress by Kate Middleton to a performance of Dear Evan Hansen was made-to-measure with very specific detailing. When Kate Middleton wore a classic little black dress to the theater earlier this week, it had more than one hidden design element. The 1950s-style black boucle dress, which featured a pleated skirt and … Continue reading ROYALS | All About The Making Of Kate Middleton’s Latest Little Black Dress

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