Filmmakers get chance to express themselves in Kuwait.

by Peter D. Marshall

by Joana Saba.

CINEMA is perhaps one of the elements of culture in Kuwait that gets the least recognition. Though things may have picked up a little in recent years, there’s still a long way to go for Kuwaiti film. However, away from the spotlight and the general habits of average Kuwait cinemagoers, there have been certain, sometimes major, developments in the realm of filmmaking. More than ever, perhaps, young filmmakers are being given a chance to express themselves.

Tarek Jammal is one such filmmaker. Working intermittently with Cinemagic, one of Kuwait’s few professional film-production agencies, he has been working towards creating a more artistically oriented film audience in Kuwait, through his own films and initiatives.

Through his association with Cinemagic, which was founded by Sheikh Nasser Al Sabah, and gives filmmakers access to the most high-tech production techniques, Jammal, along with a relatively small group of young independent filmmakers, is trying to redefine the parameters of filmmaking in Kuwait.

Read the rest of this article from Arab Times Online.

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