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SyndiGate – Al-Bawaba – Monday, 30 December 2013 (originally published 18 Dec)

Haifa al-Mansour and Noura al-Kaabi.

Haifa al-Mansour and Noura al-Kaabi. Image: alarabiya.net

Alongside notable global figures such as Iranian President Hassan Rowhani and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, two Arab women are in the list of 100 people chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as the “Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.”

Saudi director Haifa al-Mansour had her 2012 film “Wadjda” premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film made her the first person to ever shoot an entire movie in Saudi Arabia.

Another women listed by the magazine is UAE citizen Noura al-Kaabi, who is the CEO of twofour54, an Emirati-funded company that offers education and training to media producers . . .

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