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Wadjda Wadjda

Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour
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A rebellious Saudi Arabian girl hatches a plan to get her hands on the bicycle she craves in this coming-of-age story from first time director Haifaa Al-Mansour. Living within a conservative suburb of Riyadh, fun-loving eleven-year-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) has her heart set on a green bicycle so that she can beat the boys in their neighbourhood races. But when her mother (Reem Abdullah) forbids it, anticipating a reaction from a society that disapproves of women riding bicycles, an enterprising Wadjda decides to raise the money herself by entering a local Qur'an-reading competition that offers a cash prize. A rebellious Saudi Arabian girl hatches a plan to get her hands on the bicycle she craves in this coming-of-age story from first time director Haifaa Al-Mansour. Living within a conservative suburb of Riyadh, fun-loving eleven-year-old Wadjda (Waad Mohammed) has her heart set on a green bicycle so that she can beat the boys in their neighbourhood races. But when her mother (Reem Abdullah) forbids it, anticipating a reaction from a society that disapproves of women riding bicycles, an enterprising Wadjda decides to raise the money herself by entering a local Qur'an-reading competition that offers a cash prize.

Extras

Women with Shadows (directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2006, 45 mins); The Making of Wadjda (30 mins)

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SKU 5060238039598
Catalogue Number SODA192
Year 2012
Director Haifaa Al-Mansour
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Soda Pictures
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound Dolby 5.1
Subtitles English / HOH subtitles
Language(s) Arabic
Running time 93 mins
DVD region 2
Certificate PG

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