A Saudi film director makes her debut...
May 29, 2003 8:27 AM Subscribe
Haifaa al-Mansour might be the only active female Saudi filmmaker in existence. Her film
recently debuted at a festival in the United Arab Emirates, and although it didn't win, it did create quite a stir
among the attendees. Her father, also a director, and her family helped her get the project off the ground in a country where some believe even owning a television set is a sin, and where women have very little opportunity outside the home.
Using the web as a means of distribution, al-Mansour hopes to someday see her creations on the big screen all over the world.
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