Family Flicks: Wadjda
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.
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