A rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bicycle.
Release Date: September 13, 2013
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Wadjda has her eye on the 1000-riyal prize money. That should be more than enough to purchase her dream bicycle, but memorizing sections of the Koran is more difficult than she imagined.
You can‚Äôt help but appreciate her dogged determination as she is met with opposition at every turn.
But she is one tough cookie, as you will see if you take a chance on ‚ÄúWadjda.‚Äù It‚Äôs a heartwarming movie made by the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia, which is pretty cool... See Full ReviewOctober 10th, 2013 · Details
Not only is this a deftly crafted and superbly acted film, but Wadjda sheds a powerful light on what women face, starting in childhood, in an oppressive regime. However, it never comes across like a sociological lecture. Its message is clear, but told with engaging understatement... See Full ReviewSeptember 12th, 2013 · Details