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5 Online Shows to Check Out This Ramadan

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Ramadan Online Shows

Since we are in the age of content creators and online platforms taking over, it was somehow pretty expected to see shows produced specially to online platforms. We are not quite sure if all these shows are as good as their creators claim, but we will definitely find a thing or two entertaining about them.

From Netflix to independent youtubers, here are 5 shows to check online this Ramadan:

Netflix: Alf Hal2a W Hal2a:

Netflix doesn’t cease to impress us; they’ve just released a bunch of new shows including the second season of “13 reasons why” along with different shows in Arabic. Little did we know Netflix had another surprise for us. Collaborating with Sarah AbdelRahmanm or “Daughter of the internet” as she likes to call herself, Netflix created “One thousand and one episode” mini series that is uploaded daily on Netflix MENA offical Facebook page. The miniseries features Sarah as Scheherazade that tells daily entertaining tales for the sake of her life, and the tales are definitely based on Netflix original series.

Heidy Karam: Karakeb:

The star Heidy Karam isn’t the first celebrity to create a show on Youtube; Ola Rashed relased two seasons of her youtube show “Weghet Mazar” discussing the daily challenges of mothers with their kids. Heidy Karam released her own Youtube show under the name “Karakeb” and she explained the reasons behind that step in the video above.

Salizon:

This is not the first or second season of Salizon, it is actually the fifth. Salizon always entertains us in Ramadan with hilarious comments and reactions of Ramadan series. If you have never watched Salizon, you are missing a good laughter.

Peace cake: Sohuryat:

The masterminds behind “Romancya Mansya” that took the internet by storm, Peace Cake team is back this Ramadan with a show called “Sohuryat”. Honestly, we don’t really know what to expect from Sohuryar but we are sure the guys will surprise us

Make Up Forever MENA: Helwet Ramadan:

Make up Forever, One of the biggest makeup brands around the world produced a second season of “Helwet Ramadan”. The beauty show is aired daily exclusively on Make Up

Forever Youtube channel, the show hosts female celebrities from all over the MENA region talking about their beauty routines and getting their makeup done by professionals.

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Manga Company Collaborates with NEOM For Saudi Animation Series

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Saudi Manga productions, a subsidiary company of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Misk Foundation, announced a fun collaboration with NEOM.

The $500-billion megacity project in the Kingdom’s northwest will host the second season of “Future Folktales,” the Saudi animated series that attracted a global audience of over 70 million!

Dr. Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with NEOM for the setting of the second season of ‘Future Folktales.’ This partnership brings Saudi Arabia’s creative industry together with NEOM, an incubator of creative capabilities and ground-breaking technologies that embodies the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.”

He also added that the link-up supported the company’s goal of inspiring future generations “to be part of the development of NEOM and build a bright future for all humanity.”

Al-Nasr said: “We encourage those in the creative industry around the world to participate in Manga’s competition which will be held in 2021.”

Abdul Aziz Al-Naghmoush, business development manager at Manga Productions, said: “Since its establishment, Manga has been committed to investing and developing talents to enrich Saudi Arabia’s creative industry.

“Our partnership with NEOM supports this commitment by being the home and future of dreamers and doers.” He added.

 

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Netflix Teams Up With Saudi Arabian Telfaz 11 To Produce 8 Films

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The global entertainment service Netflix has partnered with Saudi Arabian production and financing group Telfaz11 to produce eight new films.

This exciting collaboration will allow global Netflix members to gain an insight into the life and culture of Saudis. The mixed range of films, which will highlight the Kingdom’s knack for comedy, which will appeal to 195 millions members with diverse taste in films.

“Great stories can come from anywhere and be loved everywhere. We are expanding our library of Saudi content and showcasing the beauty of Saudi storytelling by joining forces with its creators to produce authentic and intriguing stories that will resonate with both Arab and global audiences,” Nuha El Tayeb, Director, Content Acquisitions, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at Netflix, said. “We hope that Telfaz’s work will offer Netflix members around the world a chance to experience Saudi culture, humour and art.”

Telfaz11’s CEO and Co-Founder Alaa Fadan also expressed his excitement to join forces with Netflix, the thing that proves Telfaz11’s success, he also added the movies will “showcase for global audiences the incredible culture, locations and talent that exists within both our region and the Telfaz11 filmmaker network.”

The first of the films, which are all developed and produced by Telfaz11, is scheduled for a late 2021 release.

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Top Saudi Titles Make it to a Catalogue of 44 Arab Movies on Netflix

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Netflix, the leading entertainment giant, is releasing a new cataglogue that will include 44 movies by Arab directors, such as Youssef Chahine, Youssry Nasrallah, Nadine Labaki, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Marie Jacir, Laila Marrakchi and many more.

Among the list are Saudi titles that have made their debut on Netflix this year, including the newly released and first Saudi thriller and drama series, “Whispers,” the award-winning short film collection “Six Windows in the Desert,” and the first Saudi animation movie, “Masameer.”

The new catalogue will bring together cinematic masterpieces and contemporary rising stars from the Arab world’s entertainment industry, this way giving a platform to Arab talents to display their work.

The stories come from the UAE, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Algeria and Sudan.

“We want more people around the world to have access to great stories and have the chance to see their lives represented on screen,” said Netflix MENAT Director of Content Acquisitions Nuha El-Tayeb.

“We also believe that great stories come from anywhere and can travel everywhere, connecting with audiences far beyond their place or language of origin,” El-Tayeb added.

“We’re honored to share these classic and contemporary films with our members in the Arab world and globally.”

You can already find some of these film on Netflix and the rest will be available soon.

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