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Talal Malik

Talal Malik is the chairman and chief executive of the conglomerate Alpha1Corp. and its entertainment arm, Alpha1Media. Its movie project NANO was recognized as one of the best new scripts for 2018 , with full script approval from Film Dubai. 

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A new dawn for Arab cinema

The sentiment espoused by Variety, Hollywood’s industry reference, in March 2012 about a globally significant cultural event in Saudi Arabia was: “Some would say the impossible happened.” So what exactly happened?

April 21, 2018

Discovering your life purpose

The purpose of life — referred to in French as “raison d’etre” and in Japanese as “ikigai” — is undoubtedly the most imposing of subjects. People the world over, of every generation, are often searching to discover their life’s purpose, and it’s not an easy task.

January 10, 2018

The Davos inflection

This year could mark the year of “the Davos inflection,” where the World Economic Forum (WEF) helped usher in the transformation of Davos Man, The Davos Consensus and The Party of Davos, despite global expectations, into something genuinely better.

January 24, 2017

American Future X

On Nov. 8, 2016, nearly 100 million eligible US voters did not vote in the US presidential election, 240 years after the Declaration of Independence. The following morning, American billionaire businessman Donald Trump became the 45th US president-elect.

November 29, 2016