Al-Zain S. Al-Sabah

Al-Zain S. Al-Sabah

Undersecretary of the Ministry of State for Youth Affairs
Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Charged with conceptualizing and running operations for the newly established Ministry of Youth Affairs, former Chairperson and Managing Director of Eagle Vision Media Group KSCC, Al-Zain is a pioneering film/TV producer and social entrepreneur, and has made it her mission to provide a creative haven for talented regional youths.  One of her most recent co-productions, “Journey to Mecca”, showed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, and provides worldwide workshops to raise awareness on the peaceful nature of Islam.  Another co-production, “Amreeka”, deals with questions of national identity and cultural prejudice and was the recipient of numerous international film awards.  

A vocal proponent of new sector and job creation, Al-Zain serves on the board of a number of media and youth-charged organizations; including UNDP’s Development Program Advisory Board and Boston University’s COM board.  In her home country of Kuwait, she oversaw completion of EVMG’s new multi-media studio complex, which today houses the company’s Youth Outreach Program, an initiative founded by Al-Zain to aid in the integration of talented Kuwaiti youth into a myriad of regional media sectors.  Wanting to promote a more inclusive media industry, Al-Zain recently began efforts to raise funds for the establishment of ADASA (Artists Demanding a Storytelling Association).  ADASA has now been wholly adopted by the newly formed Ministry of Youth Affairs. 

Prior to heading EVMG, Al-Zain worked for ABC News’ World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, in New York City.   Prior to that, she produced and directed a number of acclaimed political talk shows for KTV. A MELI fellow at the Aspen Institute, Al-Zain earned an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts and a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University; where she was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award.