Many people, at some point in their careers, experience a need for change. It’s not alw
ays clear why, and even less so, what that change should be. But when real change-pathways present themselves, there can
be a flood of reasons for maintaining the status quo.
‘Working in Saudi Arabia’ is a short film about just that feeling. You’ll hear from Mary, who sat alone in an attic, trying to peer into a future in which she taught abroad. You’ll hear from Barbara, who was convinced that an offer to work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was an elaborate scam. And you’ll hear a balanced reality of living and working in an alternative culture.
What were the concerns that made them hesitate? What was the path they eventually embarked upon? And where are they now? If you’re trying to decide whether or not to work abroad, why not see if this short film can help.
‘Working in Saudi Arabia’ was directed by Tony Davis and is a Moving World Films production for The Oxford Partnership. It was shot on location at the Sakaka Female College in Northern Saudi Arabia in 2015.
Few people would doubt that life-chances should be gender free, but are they?
To the young women of Saudi Arabia: what is holding you back? In this new dawn of full participation in public and business life what, really, is holding you back from achieving your ambitions? For many of the students in Northern Saudi Arabia, is the tether to the past no more than their own ideas of the future?
Drawn from one of the world’s leading education systems, the British and international staff at the female Colleges of Excellence at Sakaka, Ar’ar and Al-Qurayat specialise in helping you identify and overcome the barriers to your dreams. These may include language, technology or specialist vocational knowledge, but most of all they help you create a vision of what you could become.
‘Saudi Women Dream’ was directed by Tony Davis and is a Moving World Films production for The Oxford Partnership. It was shot on location at the Sakaka and Ar’ar Female Colleges in Northern Saudi Arabia in 2015.
Please be aware that due to the sensitive nature of this film it has not been passed for distribution by the Saudi authorities. Please do not share the link.