Hakaya Misk encourages young Saudi people to express ideas through art

The event is organized as part of the Misk Initiatives Center and Riyadh Season to care for creativity, provide different platforms that discover, develop and empower young people. (File photo)
Updated 03 November 2019

Hakaya Misk encourages young Saudi people to express ideas through art

  • Hakaya Misk allows creative young people to open channels of communication with professionals to develop their talents and learn about the latest developments in their fields

RIYADH: The Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation (Misk) is to launch the Hakaya Misk 2019 initiative at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center on Tuesday.
The event will run from Nov. 5 to 11 as part of Riyadh Season, attracting the participation of leaders and creatives in the field of visual production. Prominent individuals and local and international companies from the world of production and directing will be participating.
The initiative aims to attract local young talents in the fields of artistic creation, provide a suitable environment for developing and refining these talents, and transferring them to more professional levels through cooperation with leading creative international bodies.
Hakaya Misk allows creative young people to open channels of communication with professionals to develop their talents and learn about the latest developments in their fields. It also enables them to get inspired, teaches them the mechanisms to turn ideas into tangible and achievable steps, and encourages them to begin to implement their ideas by introducing them to innovative methods.
Hakaya Misk project manager Ziad Al-Shibl said that this year’s Hakaya event was distinct. “Hakaya Misk puts forward the journey of creative scene making in a new concept and with innovative sections, transforming visitors from silent viewers to interactive participants who realize what is happening around them in the filmmaking industry,” he added.
He said that Hakaya Misk 2019 would take visitors to an advanced level of capabilities and mechanisms in scene making with the participation of major international and local companies.
Al-Shibl said: “The workshops at Hakaya Misk vary to focus more on providing hands-on experience. It aims to equip visitors with knowledge in the field of scene making provided by several specialized companies and academies. Visitors can either participate in interactive workshops or watch what is happening from the viewers’ hall.”


King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

Updated 21 November 2019

King Salman urges Iran to junk its expansionist ideology

  • Saudi Arabia has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies, king says
  • Kingdom also welcomed US decision to return Iran's Fordow nuclear facility to its sanctions list

RIYADH: Iran should abandon its expansionist ideology that has only “harmed” its own people, Saudi Arabia's King Salman said on Wednesday, following violent street protests in the Islamic republic.

A wave of demonstrations erupted in the sanctions-hit country on Friday after an announcement that petrol prices would be raised by as much as 200 percent with immediate effect.

“We hope the Iranian regime chooses the side of wisdom and realizes there is no way to overcome the international position that rejects its practices, without abandoning its expansionist and destructive thinking that has harmed its own people,” the king told the consultative Shoura Council.

“The kingdom has suffered from the policies and practices of the Iranian regime and its proxies,” King Salman said, quoted by the foreign ministry, reiterating that Riyadh does not seek war but is “ready to defend its people.”

A satellite image from Sept. 15, 2017, of the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran. (Google Earth)

Saudi Arabia has welcomed Washington's decision to return the Fordow nuclear facility in Iran to the sanctions list. 

Washington said on Monday that it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran’s Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site. 

“The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world’s largest state sponsor of terror is zero ... There is no legitimate reason for Iran to resume enrichment at this previously clandestine site,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters earlier this week.