US President sends condolences to families of Saudi students who drowned saving children in Massachusetts

US President Donald Trump sends condolences to families of Saudi students who drowned saving children in Massachusetts
Updated 18 August 2018
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US President sends condolences to families of Saudi students who drowned saving children in Massachusetts

JEDDAH: US President Donald Trump sent a cable of condolences to the families of Saudi students Theeb Al-Yami, 27, and Jaser Al-Rakah, 25, who drowned in the US state of Massachusetts while trying to rescue two American children from drowning.
“On behalf of the American people, the President expressed his sincere condolences to the families of the Saudi students, noting their humanitarian efforts and what they did to save two American children, adding their “noble actions will always be remembered.”
In the statement, Trump said: “Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to you during this sorrowful time. May you find strength in their inspiring legacy of selfless sacrifice.”


BAFTA award-winner leads workshop on art of directing

Updated 19 September 2018
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BAFTA award-winner leads workshop on art of directing

RIYADH: The Saudi Film Council held a workshop at King Faisal Hall in Riyadh in cooperation with the British Council and the London Film School on Wednesday.
The workshop was presented by Jonas Grimas, the renowned Swedish film and television director, and winner of the BAFTA film award for the best short film.
Grimas addressed a group of young Saudi filmmakers and shared tips on production, production design, photography management, lighting, sound and makeup.
On Sept. 23, Saudi National Day, the Saudi Film Council will launch the biggest location library for film shooting in the Middle East through its website www.film.sa.