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Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Saudi Arabia, Germany, 2012


Hailed as the first film shot in contemporary Saudi Arabia (from the first female Saudi filmmaker), Wadjda tells the story of a young girl in a conservative town who dreams of having a bicycle, which is forbidden for girls.

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Wadjda Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2012 | 3 wins including: C.I.C.A.E. Award

Independent Spirit Awards

2014 | Nominee: Best First Feature

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2013 | Winner: Dioraphte Award

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