Rotana is producing the first Saudi feature film. It shows the conflict within Saudi society between conservatives and liberals.
If change is coming at the hands of Rotana and Prince Walid ben Talal, so be it.
But before I have my feminist credentials revoked for saying that, let me add that I have no illusions. Rotana's bottom line is money, not the "ladies'" liberation. Some of the music and video clips produced and distributed by it is not advancing the cause of Arab women much. But here it seems we have a momentary intersection of interests between making money and social change. Sadly, in the age of Ben Ladens, the Ben Talals are revolutionaries.
Still, real, permanent, and meaningful social change will come at the hands of the "ladies" themselves. (Can I have my papers back, please?)