Behind the Scene's of 'Wadjda,' Saudi Arabia's First Feature Film

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Remarkably, in a culture which segregates women, the first feature film ever shot entirely in Saudi Arabia was directed by a woman. Wadjda is the story of a 10-year old tomboy in Ryadh, Saudia Arabia. She longs for a bicycle, but it's not permitted. The film is now playing in selected American theaters. Even making it was a challenge. Director Haiffa Al-Mansour spoke with Kim Masters, host of KCRW's weekly show The Business.

 

 

Credits

Guest:
Haiffa Al-Mansour - filmmaker - @HaifaaMansour

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Anna Scott, Evan George