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Saudi Arabia's cinematic desert

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7 January 2009 09:20

For those of you annoyed at the long queues to see a movie during the summer holidays, spare a thought for cinema-starved Saudis, who have waited 30 years between screening times. Even then,the movie only opened in Jeddah (where there is already plenty to occupy the time of a single Saudi male) and Taif, two cities far away from the conservative bastion of Najdi Riyadh.

Still, the nascent Saudi film industry seems taken by the success of the showing, and the star of the movie is already planning the next epic, to be shot in several Saudi cities.

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