Dubai, UAE - Jun 19, 2013 (PRN): The film industry in the UAE is gaining momentum quickly: a long-time destination for film crews, the nation is now becoming a hotbed of activity in the world of cinema.
A bright, rising star of this movement is Tania Siddiqi, an actress, writer, and director whose talent and pioneering spirit is paving the way for female filmmakers in the UAE. Tania has over a decade of experience in film, television, and theater, earned between New York and Dubai. Her intellect, wit, and charisma onstage make her a global force to be reckoned with.
Stay updated on Tania's new blog
Tania recently launched a new blog -- http://www.taniasiddiqi.com -- where she will share her experiences in this historic moment in UAE film culture as well as the expanding role of women in the region's creative arts. She invites readers and film industry enthusiasts around the world to follow her on her unique journey as a filmmaker.
“The point is, it's never too late to work toward achieving your dream,” she says. “You make your own destiny, you create your own opportunities and you work with what you have to achieve your goals. This won't be another ‘look at me!' actress blog. This is about helping all of us--especially women in the region--actualize their creative and social potential.”
Shhh...new film in production
Tania is currently at work on a new short film, which she has written and will direct and star in alongside an all-female production team. Keep informed about the film and about all of Tania's exciting future projects on the blog and by connecting with her on social media (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tpsiddiqi; Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TaniaSiddiqi).
Wait...who is Tania Siddiqi?
Now residing in Dubai, Tania has been recognized by the press and by fellow advocates as a powerful figure for women in the Gulf. Her last short film, Melody, directed by Hana Makki, was awarded Best Acting Ensemble in the 48-Hour Film Festival. Her debut in the theater scene attracted media interest about both her on- and off-stage work, and the remarkable balance between the two that she has achieved. From the characters she writes and animates on camera to the humanitarian projects she has developed, Tania's commitment to empowering women is paramount in all of her endeavors.
Beyond her work in film, Tania is a philanthropist and activist, promoting women's empowerment in remote parts of the world. Proof can be seen in her work with Athena's Quilts, a socially responsible business that educates and encourages women towards financial independence in rural areas of the Middle East.
For further information, visit:Website: http://taniasiddiqi.com/about-tania/