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Girl stands next to two bikes.
Kids Screenings

Family Flicks: Wadjda

  • This is a past program

Copresented with the UCLA Film & Television Archive

Recommend for ages 8+

Ten-year-old Wadjda has her eyes set on a shiny green bicycle to feel the wind on her face and the thrill of racing her friend Abdullah. Only this is Saudi Arabia, where girls aren’t supposed to ride bikes—let alone buy one against their mother’s wishes. Writer-director Haifaa al-Mansour’s inspiring story of youthful pluck and perseverance is the first feature film—and the first directed by a woman—in Saudi Arabia.

(2012, dir. Haifaa al-Mansour, Arabic with English subtitles, DCP, color, in, 98 min.)

The Family Flicks Film Series is copresented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Matinee screenings for families and film buffs, featuring new and classic films from around the world.  

All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
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Academic Programs at the Hammer Museum are supported by The Hearst Foundations and The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation. 
Hammer Kids is made possible through the generosity of the Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker Family Foundation, with additional funding from The Winnick Family Foundation. Hammer Kids also receives support from friends of the Hammer Museum's Kids' Art Museum Project (K.A.M.P.), an annual family fundraiser.