Category: <span>International</span>

Saudi film festival is a ‘whitewash’ by authorities, say critics
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Saudi film festival is a ‘whitewash’ by authorities, say critics

Saudi Arabia has opened its first international film festival amid accusations that the government is using culture to whitewash its poor human rights record, just days after similar controversy shadowed its first time hosting a Formula One race. The Red Sea festival attracted international stars including Hilary Swank, Clive Owen and Vincent Cassel. Saudi Arabia presented it as...