Saudi film student recognized
American University of Sharjah student Mohammad Bajnaid received great news that his film "20th of May" was selected for the prestigious Emirates Film Competition. Bajnaid, originally from Saudi Arabia was delighted by the news.
The film includes scenes of students using drugs. The comedic tale of a few guys pulling an "all nighter" was almost banned from being shown. Drug use is a very serious crime here so it was no surprise the film raised eyebrows and some people even considered shelving the film. Nevertheless the message of Bajnaid's film is a positive one and thankfully his excellent direction, acting and comedic timing trumped any call to censor the film.