Saudi filmmakers face funding problems for projects

By Habib Shaikh Khaleej Times MANY Saudi filmmakers believe that film and TV are strong media that Saudis need to get into and control. "Hollywood has been successful in influencing how people view the world and other cultures through their films, Saudis could also utilise the medium to correct negative image the world has of Muslims in general and Saudis in particular," said Fahmi Farahat, a Saudi filmmaker based in California. Farahat proposes to start an amateur Saudi Film Festival for the young on short films and documentaries. "In that way we give them the support to explore their creativity in a low budget at the same time showcase their talent," he added. Walid Jawad, another Sau

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