07/09 @ Nea Smyrni Park: The Cinema Nights of the Ionic Celebrations continue with the Saudi Arabian
Ionic Celebrations Cinema Nights - "Wadjda" | 07/09/2018 | 21.00 | NEA SMYRNI PARK
The Cultural and Sports Organization of the Municipality of Nea Smyrni organizes for the fourth consecutive year the Cinema Nights in the Nea Smyrni Park.
Friday 7 September: "Wadjda" Saudi film // Direction: Haifa Al-Mansour // Playing: Waddah Mohamed, Reem Abdullah, Sultan Al Asaf // Production: 2012 // Duration: 98 '
An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.
Haifaa Al-Mansour's biografy
Haifaa Al Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of the most significant cinematic figures in the Kingdom. She finished her bachelor's degree in Literature at the American University in Cairo and completed a Master's degree in Directing and Film Studies from the University of Sydney. The success of her three short films, as well as the international acclaim of her award-winning 2005 documentary Women Without Shadows, influenced a whole new wave of Saudi filmmakers and made the issue of opening cinemas in the Kingdom a front-page discussion. Within the Kingdom her work is both praised and vilified for encouraging discussion on topics generally considered too taboo, like tolerance, the dangers of orthodoxy, and the need for Saudis to take a critical look at their traditional and restrictive culture.
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