I learned to love movies in a country where cinemas were illegal. My only access to film as a Saudi girl came through our crummy local video shop in suburban Riyadh where I grew up, where women were forbidden to enter. When I was old enough to go on my own, I would wait just outside the door for a male worker to bring me a catalog to flip through, selecting titles that would transport me to places that seemed millions of miles away.
Thanks to Jackie Chan, Bollywood and Disney I discovered a world beyond our borders. Those videos were the foundation for my crazy dream of someday making my own movies.… Seguir leyendo »