Netflix acquires rights to six Saudi films

Netflix has acquired six short films from Saudi Arabian production company, Telfaz11 which will be released on the platform under the name Six Windows in the Desert.

The titles will cover topics such as social taboos, extremism and the human psyche and will be available on the platform in 190 countries from February 27.

With the release of the six films around the corner, Netflix put out a statement saying: ” 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.”

Alaa Fadan, chief executive officer at Telfaz11 Studios also voice his excitement, saying that this deal with Netflix brought him “immense pride”.

“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.”