Wadjda (2012)


Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself...

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 99% / Audience 88%

Rated PG,  1 hr 40 mins

Haifaa Al-Mansour
Reem Abdullah  •  Waad Mohammed  •  Abdullrahman Algohani  •  Ahd

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