KHALED EL SHEIKH: BETWEEN THE THORNS OF ART AND POLITICS
Documentary | Running Time: 42 minutes
2022 / Arabic
Country: Saudi Arabia
Jamal Kutbi is a director and writer at Riyadh media company Thmanyah whose stated goal is to document untold Arab stories. Khaled Al-Sheikh is the only biographical film to enter the world of the controversial Bahraini singer and politician. Among his earlier films, Hadi Al-Saw’an profiles the first Arab hurdler to win a silver in the Olympics.
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ProducerMaysam Almunaie, Saleh Basalamah
CastKhaled Al-Sheikh, Samawa Alshaikh
Bahraini singer Khaled Al-Sheikh’s name is synonymous with musical innovation, which has brought him numerous awards but also divided his audience. This film traces his creative and public journey, from his beginnings as a student in Kuwait University. In this film, we follow Khaled Al-Sheikh’s journey from Kuwait, where he started out studying economics and political sciences, to the Conservatory in Egypt after he dropped out to study music, to his years in the spotlight.