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Wadjda

Presented by Fabrica

Wadjda / 2012 / 1hr&38mins / Subtitled / Rated PG

As part of Womens History Month in March 2023 we will be watching Wadjda, a joyful coming-of-age film which follows a spirited and defiant young Saudi girl. Significantly, first ever Saudi female director Haifaa al-Mansour created Wadjda during the time that Saudi women were first given the right to vote in 2011.

The story follows 10-year-old Wadjda, a tenacious, entrepreneurial and rebellious girl who is determined to buy a green bicycle in order to beat her friend, Abdullah, in a race. Wadjda’s mother refuses, fearing repercussions from the Saudi society, not weighed down by its social commentary, Wadja is a comedic and hopeful film.

“You’d need a heart of stone not to be won over by Wadjda, a rebel yell with a spoonful of sugar and a pungent sense of a Riyadh society split between the home, the madrasa and the shopping mall.” Xan Brooks, The Guardian

Doors & refreshments open at 4pm for a 4:15pm start. Affordable refreshments and popcorn stand on site.

This event is part of Formative Film, a National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network funded project.

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Date

Thu
16th Mar

Time

4.00pm

Venue

Fabrica Gallery

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Director

Haifaa Al-Mansour

Production Year

2012

Certificate

PG

Runtime

98

Subtitle Info

Arabic with English Subtitles

Cost

£0-£6 (under 25s free)