New film reveals the story behind Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center in Kuwait

The Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center (SAASCC) in Kuwait City.
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Updated 25 September 2020

New film reveals the story behind Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center in Kuwait

  • National Geographic Abu Dhabi screens 20-minute documentary that showcases the mega project’s six museums
  • The film, which premiered on Sept. 21, is repeated on the Sept.26 at 6 p.m. UAE time/5 p.m. KSA time

National Geographic Abu Dhabi is screening a new documentary about the building of the Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Center (SAASCC) in Kuwait City, which opened in March 2018 and is one of the largest museums in the world.

The 20-minute film reveals the story behind a project envisioned as a beacon of art and creative and scientific thinking in Kuwait. Spread across an 18-hectare site, it includes six museums devoted to natural history, science and technology, fine arts and theater, Islamic history, and space. They are all connected by a covered central street in the shape of a human DNA helix.

The documentary reveals the massive challenge of building the SAASCC, the construction of which began in 2016 and involved more 3,000 suppliers. It shows how designers created a work of architectural wonder that reflects Kuwait’s heritage and culture, and combined this with cutting-edge audiovisual technologies to guide visitors on a journey through external spaces such as the Public Realm, which houses 22 galleries and more than 900 individual exhibits.

It also chronicles the behind-the-scenes story of the design and installation of more 350 audiovisual display exhibits and other key components, which are seamlessly integrated.

The documentary premiered on Sept. 21 and will be broadcast again on Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. UAE time/5 p.m. KSA time. Visit natgeotv.com/me for more details.


Paris Hilton dazzles in Kuwaiti designer’s gown in new music video

Updated 22 October 2020

Paris Hilton dazzles in Kuwaiti designer’s gown in new music video

 

DUBAI: Former reality star Paris Hilton has released a new music video, “I Blame You,” in which she wears a glitzy gown by Kuwaiti designer-to-the-stars Yousef Al-Jasmi. 

 

The 39-year-old singer and actress chose a form-fitting silver dress with a high collar.

Hilton dedicated the song to her partner, the author and entrepreneur Carter Reum, who appears in clips in the video. The star has known Reum for 15 years, but they have only been dating since November 2019.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@parishilton always rock my creations #Iblameyou باريس هيلتون تتألق من جسميكو

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Apart from the romantic tribute, Hilton’s song also comes with a good cause. 

In a teaser video the hotel heiress shared on Instagram before the release, she said that all the proceeds from “I Blame You” will go to Breaking Code Silence, an organization that provides therapeutic treatments for children with trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Hilton has been vocal about mental health after her recent YouTube documentary, “This Is Paris,” revealed she is still coping from trauma she experienced at a boarding school as a child. In the documentary, Hilton claimed she and other students suffered mental and physical abuse from the school staff.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

@aliciakeys Alicia keys wearing Yousef aljasmi #billboards2020 #billboardmusicawards

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Hilton was not the only star to be spotted in Al-Jasmi’s creation in recent days. On Oct. 15, US singer Alicia Keys showed off a sparkling bodysuit by the designer during her performance at the Billboard Music Awards.

Al-Jasmi’s signature glittering looks have also been worn by stars including American singers Mariah Carey and Kelly Rowland, and media personality and socialite Khloe Kardashian.