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The ‘Golden Whisk’ Competition Announced a Sweet Victory

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Remember when Crate, a local gift store, along with Bakery M organized a competition to encourage local entrepreneurs to start their own baking business?

Well, the sweet victory of the prestigious home-baking competition went to Reem Ride Khashoggi, who beat nine other finalists with a very simple dessert, yet was the tastiest, as she served ‘Petit Four’ that was praised from all the judges.

The daughter of Khashoggi is actually the one who convinced her to participate in the competition, she was also the one who pushed her and supported her throughout the entire competition. (Talk about female empowerment!)

“She has pushed me to improve and convinced me to be a part of this.”

The number of women who took part is impressive, with more than 120 women submitting their bakery creations, but only 10 finalist were chosen for Sunday’s showdown.

Khashoggi said that she acquired her baking skills from randomly choosing recipes, studying and cooking them.

Her daughter, Heba Bakri, expressed her happiness and pride for her mother’s victory,

 “I am so proud, she is a great person. Congratulations, mom. You deserve the best,” she added.

The competition finale was hosted by Abdulrahman Baaghil, co-creator of Jeddah Attractions. Judging were Basma El-Khereiji, chef of the Social Kitchen, and Raneen Joudah, a home baker, along with of course Mariam Haddad.

“I believe that it is an act of giving back to society by getting involved with small bakers, especially people who are just starting their careers,” said judge El-Khereiji.

Khashoggi is now getting the opportunity of creating her very own business, with the help if the startup Bakery M, and as promised, she will be getting design services from Loud, her own shelf space at Crate AND a SR1,500 voucher from Chef & Chef plus a variety of products.

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Red Sea Film Festival to Display Art Work By Late Photographer Safouh Al-Naamani

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An exhibition hosted by the Red Sea Film Festival will celebrate the work and art of cinematographer and photographer Safouh Al-Naamani, the event will also see a screening program of contemporary Saudi and Arab cinema as part of Misk Art Week 2020.

The exhibition will be held on December 3rd until the 7th, it will take place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Fine Arts Gallery, Riyadh.

The exhibition, “Safouh Al-Naamani: Preserving Time,” will be available until the 10th of January and will showcase some of the rare work by Naamani, in addition to some restored archive films that date back to the fifties and sixties.

During the Misk Art Week 2020, the RSIFF will publicly present the world premiere of the restoration of “The Pilgrimage to Makkah,” which is a 35-minute documentary by Al-Naamani, which he filmed during the 1963 Hajj season.

The film festival will show contemporary feature and short films from the Kindgom throughout Mist Art Week and will hold filmmaker Q&A sessions.

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Saudi Red Sea Film Festival to Screen 11 Movies Online

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The Kingdom’s Red Sea International Film Festival will screen 11 movies that have been specially selected as part of its program to highlight the emerging cinematic talents of the Kingdom.

The movies will be previewed online over two weeks on the festival’s official YouTube channel.

The movies selected are “Shame” directed by Abdulla Al-Bin Hamdha, “A DIY of a Dream 101” by Qamar Abdulmalik, “Nonself Portrait” by Asad Badawi, “Extraction of Lunar” by Lulua Al-Dehaiemi, “The Time Has Come” by Ayman Al-Ali, “Algari” by Ahmed Al-Hasawi, “Dissonance” by Moodi Al-Zamil, “A Breath” by Razan Alsagheer, “Remember Me” by Mohammed Hammad, “Color of Sunset” by Haidar Daoud, and “The Sleep Sun Station” by Anhar Salem.

The 11 films picked will be screened digitally between November 18 and 30, they are of different genres and lengths. Each will be available to watch for one week.

Also worth mentioning is that the movie “Last Visit” directed by Abdulmohsen Al-Dabaan and produced by Mohammed Al-Hamoud, opened in Saudi cinemas on Wednesday.

Who will be tuning in to the movies online?

 

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Misk Art Institute Launches Imprint Exhibition Featuring Work By Female Saudi Artists

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Mist Art Foundation, which was established by Saudi Arabia’s Crown prince Mohammed bin Salman launched ‘Imprint’ Exhibition, a digital, film and photography exhibition and it features incredible work by female Saudi artists!

The exhibition has been curated by Latifa Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa and it features some amazing work done by Middle Eastern artists, including 17 from Saudi Arabia, including Saudi women.

“Imprint offers viewers a mirror of sorts – the opportunity to view themselves reflected in the artwork through the multiple interpretations presented in various media.” Says Al Khalifa.

“The artistic perspectives offer a study of Gulf identity while simultaneously examining Arab identity.” She added.

The Mist Art Foundation aims at highlighting the local culture and supporting Saudi artists, by providing them with a platform to display their work and give them the exposure they deserve.

“Our aim at Misk Art Institute is to empower and provide talents the platform they need to express themselves.The creativity of these individuals is a reflection of our culture and a continuation of a journey that was initiated by a long line of pioneering artists.

“Now is the time for these young talents, this is their moment, and we are here to make it happen”, said Reem Alsultan, MAI CEO.

“Imprint” will run until 28th January 2021 and the exhibition is taking place at the Prince Faisal bin Fahd Fine Arts Gallery. So hurry up and catch while you still can!

 

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