Netflix, the world's leading streaming entertainment service, has exclusively acquired six award winning short films from Telfaz11 Studios which will be available for viewers in 190 countries starting Thursday 27 February. To be released under the name “Six Windows in the Desert,” the short films made by Saudi creators aim to shine a light on thought-provoking subjects with a focus on social themes.
The movies shine light on topics that are universal in nature; social taboos, extremism and the human psyche are among the issues viewers can expect to watch. Not only will “Six Windows in the Desert” offer global audiences a lens into the perspective of the Saudi creators, but also through the eyes of film characters with their own take on storytelling.
Nuha ElTayeb, Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, said: “ It is our strong belief that a great story can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. With the vast number of local talents and creators all over the world, the potential for diverse and interesting stories is endless. We are excited to bring “Six Windows in the Desert” to our subscribers across 190 countries, where they will have exclusive access to captivating and intriguing stories from the Arab world.”
Alaa Fadan, Chief Executive Officer at Telfaz11 Studios, said: “It brings us immense pride to have six of our short films brought onto Netflix. We are excited to bring the work of local Saudi talents to 167 million subscribers around the world. Telfaz11 Studios produces authentic and intriguing stories from our culture, and we cannot wait for the world to see what we have to offer.”
The six short films, which will begin showing exclusively on Netflix starting Thursday 27 February, are: