Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: Wadjda

Young Saudi Arabian girl standing in between pink and white bicycles
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:45pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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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.

In keeping with Yale’s COVID-19 prevention policies, all attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended.