Five stories, five Saudi directors: a deep look into Saudi’s ever-changing society, as well as identity, development, and at times, listlessness – quite simply, a deep look into life itself.


The Unforgetting Hand – Hend Al Fahhad
Dalil is a popular female infertility healer suffering from the onset of Alzheimer’s. Her life intersects with Maha, a pharmacist trying to get pregnant.

In Malika Refuge – Jawaher Alamri
An 11-year-old girl arrives at her aunt’s house just before Friday prayers and is suddenly allowed to express everything she hides from her conservative parents. 

Somayya’s Bride – Noor Alameer
When a bride disappears on her wedding night, her mother struggles with the stress of searching for her while maintaining composure in front of the guests and the groom’s family.

Al Dabah – Sara Mesfer
Isolated in the heart of the city, a forty-year-old hairdresser contemplates abortion. However, her teenage daughter is determined to change her mother’s mind. 

Until We See the Light – Fatima Al-Banawi
A divorced mother whose life is a constant struggle suffers an anxiety attack as she tries definitively to break free.

All films are in Arabic with English subtitles.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion with filmmakers Sara Mesfer, Hind Alfahhad and Jawaher Alamri – moderated by  Beth Webb of Empire. Complimentary canapes and soft drinks will be served on the first floor from 7pm.


About Generation 2030
Generation 2030 supports young talents from the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia who engage to create, innovate, and shape the future.

About the Red Sea International Film Festival
Red Sea International Film Festival provides a platform for Arab filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world to connect, host feature and short film competitions, and present a series of events, masterclasses, and workshops to support emerging talent. Through the Red Sea Film Foundation – an independent, non-profit organization – the RSIFF supports the film industry in Saudi Arabia in the production and distribution of films, as well as education on cinema. Discover more here.

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