Haiffa Al-Mansour

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Haiffa Al-Mansour is a Saudi Arabian female filmmaker -- a surprising feat in a country that has banned movie theaters and has restrictive views of women. Al-Mansour's Wadjda is not only the first film to be entirely shot in Saudi Arabia, it's become that country's first entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar. Al-Mansour talks about her unlikely story of becoming a filmmaker and making Wadjda.

 

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Photo by Tobias Kownatzki © Razor Film
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

 

 

Credits

Guest:
Haiffa Al-Mansour - filmmaker - @HaifaaMansour

Host:
Kim Masters