Kingdom Decides To Stream Content Of Substance Through Netflix
When social media and web content serve the right purpose, they can be powerful educational tools. Saudi Arabia is following the British example and using web content to create awareness over social issues
A Saudi Arabian Telfaz11 Studios has produced six movies on similar topics. The Kingdom has now bought the rights from Netflix from this startup studio.
Leading figures in the Kingdom’s movie industry are all in agreement that this is “a great step for Saudi filmmaking” which would throw the international spotlight on the country’s emerging talent.
The topics under their purview are social taboos, extremism and the human psyche.
One of the films, “Wasati,” has been based on the true story of an attack by extremists on a play in Riyadh in 2005, while another production, “27th of Shaban,” has placed its focus on two young Saudis going on a date.
These short films will be released under the title ‘Six Windows in the Desert,’ will be available later this month in 190 countries.
The other movies included are The Rat, Predicament in Sight, 27thof Shaban, Is Sumyati going to Hell?
Earlier this week, the British government decided to put a cap on the kind of content which was being circulated on the social media. For this, a duty of care will be imposed to ensure all companies had systems in place to react to concerns over harmful content and improve the safety for their users, the British government has said.
It is important to use streaming content and social media content to make the right impact. Media, if used properly can be a huge catalyst for change.To Read more about arab news latest.