This heartwarming drama is the first South Arabian movie ever!
Set in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Wadjda tells the moving story of the titular 10-year-old girl who has but one dream: to own a bicyle. But as in the conservative society girls riding bicylces are generally frowned on, Wadjda’s mother won’t give her the money. The determined little girl decides to raise the cash herself. Problem is: she doesn’t know how. The cash prize for a Koran recitation competition at her school just might be her saving grace…
Wadjda marks not only Haifaa Al-Mansour’s first movie, it is also the first movie ever made in South Arabia. The drama won several awards at international film festivals.
- From director(s)
- Haifaa Al-Mansour
- Waad Mohammed