Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Wadjda
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012, 98 mins)
Dreams of buying a prized green bicycle lead an entrepreneurial young girl to enter a Quran recitation competition in the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, and the first feature by a Saudi woman. Dana Stevens calls al-Mansour’s boundary-pushing charmer “a stunningly assured debut” and “a slyly subversive delight”. In Arabic with English subtitles.
Presented in 35mm by the Yale Film Archive with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.
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