Wadjda

Director:   Haifaa al-Mansour
Year:   2012
Language:   Arabic
Time:   98 minutes

Wadjda is a bright and vivacious Saudi Arabian 10-year old. Unhappy with the restrictions placed on Saudi girls, she devises a plan to raise money to buy a forbidden bicycle. Complications ensue.

Rated PG.

Presented in conjunction with Shepherd University's Common Reading Program. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Rachel Krantz, Associate Professor of French at Shepherd University.

Links

About Shepherd University's Common Reading Program.

About the film director Haifaa Al-Mansour.

Other background on the film.

A sampling of reviews of the film.

An essay on women's rights in Saudi Arabia.