The Network of Films Shot in the UAE
Working with international crews is an excellent opportunity for an exchange of cinematic knowledge for local film makers. Here are six such opportunities.
December 6, 2011 4:11 by p.deleon
So even though this was the first Saudi Arabian feature-film to be made, it was actually shot in Dubai. Of course, cinema in Saudi Arabia is still a no-go. But its Director, Ayman Halawani, is an ambitious man. When he was talking to the BBC at the time of the release, he said “The Gulf as a whole has maybe a tenth of the population of the Middle East – but it accounts for about four-fifths of the advertising spend.”So it’s hugely rich – but for cultural reasons Saudi Arabia finds film very problematic. We think we can change that, over a period of a time.”