50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East


Khalid Al Zadjali, Oman

Khalid Al Zadjali, Oman

Khalid Al Zadjali is working to put Oman on the cinematic map. He directed what are considered the country's first two feature films, including the recently released Aseel about an eponymous Bedouin boy. As he works to transfer the Gulf state's narratives onto the big screen, he also oversees the annual Muscat International Film Festival. 

Credit: Omani Association for Cinema

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