Genre: Comedy, Drama | Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Language: Arabic, English Subtitles | Length: 98 minutes | Country: Saudi Arabia | Year: 2012 | Rating: PG
WADJDA is a movie of firsts. This first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl living in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Even more impressive, WADJDA is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker. In a country where cinemas are banned and women cannot drive or vote, writer- director Haifaa Al Mansour has broken many barriers with her new film.