The Woman Who Made Saudi Arabia's First Oscar Entry

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Haiffa Al-Mansour is the first female filmmaker from Saudi Arabi and she's made the first film entirely shot in Saudi Arabia -- a country that's banned movie theaters and segregates women from men. Now her movie Wadjda is the official Saudi Arabian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Banner image: Waad Mohammed as Wadjda. Photo: Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics



Kim Masters