I have read that there are no Theatres in Saudi Arabia !! But they have so much of money ! How they spend their time then ??
''There are still no cinema theatres in Saudi Arabia. Everyone loses out. Cinema is an amazing way to preserve and relive history,'' Mohammed Sendi, a filmmaker from the Gulf kingdom, told IANS during the Fifth Gulf Film Festival here.
So what motivates him to continue making movies?
''The need to tell stories...and it is a challenge,'' he said.
Sendi was one of the 11 directors from Saudi Arabia showcasing their work at the festival that brought together films and filmmakers from across the Gulf region including countries like Iraq, Kuwait, the UAE and Jordan among others.
Hamzah Tarzan, who switched from engineering to filmmaking, says what drives him is ''the passion to make films'' even though the situation in Saudi Arabia is ''still the same'' as it was decades back ...more