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Dania Nassief (KSA, MELA II) Featured in Interview in The Good News Chronicle

Tuesday, May 22, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Dan Ciprari
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TWO-WOMEN ARMY

Firebrand Saudi women Dania Nassief and Danya Alahmrani are out to transform stereotypical representations of Arabs and Muslims in the media. Danya speaks to TGNC in an exclusive interview.

The image of a typical woman in Saudi Arabia is an oppressed and coy lady draped in the Abaya (the traditional Arab cloak). However, two women, Dania Nassief and Danya Alhamrani, have been able to break the stereotype to some extent. With their steely determination to add some value to the society they've starting producing incisive documentaries that examine social, cultural and religious issues. As the founders of Eggdancer Productions, a Jeddah based independent film and TV production company, they've shown the courage to create something exceptional as opposed to run-of-the mill programs. Incidentally Eggdancer is the first production company in Saudi Arabia to be owned and managed entirely by Saudi women (they had to petition the government to change a rule that mandates a man to run a company).

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