The girls are alright

Award-winner making all-female film in UAE.
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Tania Saddiqi, who was one of the winners of the Best Acting Ensemble Award at last year's 48-hour Film Festival for Melody, directed by Hanna Makki (The Journey), has announced her next project is to be a film made entirely by a female cast and crew. Writing on her blog, Saddiqi said: "I’m making my first film, which I will write and direct – and I’m doing it with an all-female production team. We’ve just begun pre-production meetings, and I couldn’t be more excited."

Further details are sketchy at present, though Saddiqi reveals the theme of the film will be female empowerment, and Saddiqi is also keen to distance herself from the traditional narcissism of blogs by aspiring actors and film makers: “The point is, it’s never too late to work toward achieving your dream,” she says. “You make your own destiny, you create your own opportunities and you work with what you have to achieve your goals. This won’t be another ‘look at me!’ actress blog. This is about helping all of us--especially women in the region--actualize their creative and social potential.”

We wish her the best of luck on both counts.

 

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