Saudi blogger story may hit the big screen

Step Feed by LEYAL KHALIFE Saudi Arabia has been under the spotlight for its treatment of activists and artists, and that doesn’t look like it’s going to end anytime soon. One of its most prominent human rights controversies is turning into a biopic. German production company wants to bring the story of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi the attention […]

Saudi Dissident Raif Badawi to Get Biopic Treatment

The Hollywood Reporter by Scott Roxborough The Saudi government sentenced Badawi, a social activist and blogger, to 10 years imprisonment and 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam.” Raif Badawi, the imprisoned Saudi dissident whose cause has been embraced by international rights groups and politicians, is getting the biopic treatment. German production company Knudsen & Streuber has optioned the […]