Artists: Drama sheds light on problems, social issues
KUWAIT: A host of Kuwaiti artists have stressed that the mission of TV drama is to transfer issues, problems and incidents take place in the society to audience, not to solve them. Spectators are artistic critics, they said during a seminar themed ‘Gulf dramas and their role in changing the image of society,’ held on the sidelines of the 40th edition of Kuwait International Book Fair, which kicked off last Wednesday and runs until November 28.
Heba Hamada, a Kuwait writer, underlined that writers should be acquainted with the society’s issues, adding they seek to focus on artworks pertaining to social and daily life. Ahlam Hassan, a Kuwait actress, said that there are many burdens on authors and directors of drama as they should be keen on traditions of the Gulf societies.
Shedding light on negative aspects and issues in the society aims to raise awareness of people about them, she said, adding Ministry of Information is able to revive the missing part of the Kuwaiti drama.
Bashar Al-Kandari, a journalist, said there are some mistakes pertaining to the Kuwaiti heritage, as some non-Kuwaiti directors sometimes don’t know many aspects of this heritage. The fair includes events, lectures and discussions in which several writers, journalists from Kuwait and overseas take part. — KUNA