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Fall Film Series: Contemporary Cinema from the Islamic World

Wadjda
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
7:00-10:00 PM
Benzinger Library East Quadrangle Map
Wadjda tells the story of a young Saudi girl (the titular Wadjda), who dreams of owning a bike. Seeing bike-riding as unfit for a young girl, her family is unwilling to purchase her the bike, so Wadjda enters a Quran reciting competition in hopes of winning the money to buy the bike for herself. This film was the first feature-length film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia as well as the first made by a female Saudi director (Haifaa al-Masour). (98 minutes)
Building: East Quadrangle
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Film, Free
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Residential College, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies