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New filmic voices in Saudi Arabia Haifaa al-Mansour tells of hurdles, opportunities for filmmakers in a state without cinemas Read more: (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::

CAIRO: For those casually acquainted with the politics of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia would appear to be a uniquely hostile environment for a female filmmaker. As popular history tells the story, the state was founded upon an alliance between the House of Saud and jurists ascribing to a particularly strict reading of the conservative Hanbali school of Sunni law.

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