MAKKAH: A new documentary highlights the success stories of Saudi women, who speak of their empowerment, opportunities and ambitions under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
“Ala Hadden Sawa”, from the Ministry of Media, features women from major Saudi cities and rural areas.
In it, they share the details of their journey to empowerment and express their joy at the opportunities they now have. They discuss how they were able to achieve their dreams and ambitions, and how their social life changed after obtaining their rights.
The documentary’s content producer, Waad Arif, said the women were carefully chosen to represent different sections of society and reflected how the decisions to empower women had changed the lives of many, even in the simplest things. of their daily life.
One of the goals of the documentary is to present unconventional imagery that makes you live with the characters and feel their pain, sadness, joy, pride, happiness, and ultimately be inspired.
Ouad Arifcontent producer of the documentary ‘Ala Hadden Sawa’.
She said these changes made their lives safer, more stable and helped them achieve their goals and dreams.
Arif told Arab News: “One of the aims of the documentary, produced under the guidance of the Kunooz Initiative by the Media Ministry’s Government Communication Center, is to present unconventional footage that brings you alive with the characters and feel their pain, sadness, joy, pride, happiness and ultimately be inspired. The heroines spoke with honesty, depth and transparency to explain the impact of the vision (of the Kingdom) on their lives and how she helped improve the status of Saudi women.
Dr. Nada Al-Busaili, who is one of the women featured, said the documentary aimed to highlight the tangible impact of Vision 2030, reforms and empowerment on the lives of women and their families by presenting the stories of women who had faced different life challenges and how these reforms had changed their lives.
She added that the women in the documentary were inspiring and the viewer would be surprised by the strength, patience and ambition of Saudi women.
“A woman supported her seven daughters and one son on her own. She was the sole breadwinner despite all the challenges she faced, such as lack of transportation. After empowerment, she managed to open her own business. She was truly amazing,” she told Arab News. “Viewers will also be surprised by the ambition of a woman who lives in a rural, rugged area and has never been to the city; they will be in awe of how she has managed to turn her home into a tourist destination that people come from all over to visit.
Sarah Al-Malki said she was honored to be part of the documentary.
“It was a great experience with a distinguished team. The documentary presents the achievements that have been made in the field of women’s empowerment in my country and how they have had a great impact in facilitating their lives and their entry into the labor market in various vital sectors. This shows how women have become an active partner in the development of the country.
She said the documentary was particularly special because it selected women from different parts of Saudi Arabia. “I believe that my contribution has conveyed a message that I have always wanted to transmit to the women where I live, from the top of the mountains to the borders of my dear country. I tell all women that nothing is impossible when you have the will and the determination. No matter how big the challenges are, insisting on overcoming them will get you there.
“Today, as the documentary shows, I am working on my own project in the field of tourism, more specifically rural tourism. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who have given us the opportunity to convey our message.
Abdul Rahman Hassan Sandokji, the director of the documentary, told Arab News: “We have presented a few examples among thousands of wonderful success stories of Saudi women under the support of wise leadership. We wanted to provide a platform for women to talk about the opportunities they have now. After working on this documentary, I am now convinced that we are heading towards a wonderful and promising future with the support of our wise government and the great efforts made by Saudi women.
“No matter how hard we try to document the wonderful stories, we can’t do enough to bring out the true picture of Saudi women. No matter how much we seek and see stories of success, struggle, patience, effort and diligence by Saudi women, there are sure to be more stories to tell. Every day we marvel at the great ambitions of Saudi women. Every day we are happier with the contribution of women to the development of this dear country.
“If we have to take away one thing from this documentary, it would be that Saudi women do not have the word ‘impossible’ in their dictionaries. No matter how difficult the circumstances, they run with determination and their morale remains strong. They will try again and again until they achieve their goals. The message behind the documentary is to show all Saudi women that we live under the great emancipation of our wise leadership which strongly supports their ambitions and freedom. We wanted to show women that there are opportunities they can take advantage of and pursue whatever they dream of.
“I am happy to have contributed even a small part to shed light on this precious category and on this golden era through this documentary. The team was wonderful, harmonious and passionate. With the support of the he Kunooz initiative, led by Dr. Abdullah Al-Maghlouth and Abdullah Al-Ahmari, we were able to be part of this achievement.