Netflix Acquires Six Short Films From Saudi Arabia

The movies will be released under the name “Six Windows in the Desert."
Netflix Acquires Six Short Films From Saudi Arabia
The movie will be available for viewers in 190 countries starting Thursday 27 February.

Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has exclusively acquired six award-winning short films from Telfaz11 Studios. The films will be released under the name “Six Windows in the Desert”. They will be available for viewers in 190 countries starting Thursday 27 February. The short films made by Saudi creators aim to shine a light on thought-provoking subjects with a focus on social themes.

Telfaz11 is a creative media production company with offices in Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It specializes in locally-relevant entertainment content from the Middle East. The studio combines narratives drawn from local culture with elements of comedy and drama. These are expected to resonate strongly with both regional and global audiences.

“With the vast number of local talents and creators all over the world, the potential for diverse and interesting stories is endless. We are excited to bring “Six Windows in the Desert” to our subscribers across 190 countries, where they will have exclusive access to captivating and intriguing stories from the Arab world.”

Nuha ElTayeb, Director of Content Acquisition, Netflix

‘Six Windows in the Desert’ will offer global audiences a lens into the perspective of the Saudi creators. The six short films are 27th of Shaban (2019), Wasati (2016), Is Sumyati going to Hell? (2016), Predicament in Sight (2016) The Rat (2018) and Curtain (2018). These will explore an array of topics including extremism, dating in Saudi Arabia, racism and more.

“It brings us immense pride to have six of our short films brought onto Netflix. We are excited to bring the work of local Saudi talents to 167 million subscribers around the world. Telfaz11 Studios produces  authentic and intriguing stories from our culture, and we cannot wait for the world to see what we have to offer.”

Alaa Fadan, CEO, Telfaz11 Studios

Netflix has actively been expanding in the MENA region. Recently the company has been focusing on creating and purchasing Arabic content. Furthermore, the company struck a deal with the regional giant OSN for industry collaboration and integration.

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