Middle East Studies

“Wadjda” / Dreaming of Tomorrow: Youth Culture in the Middle East film series

Thursday, April 30, 2015

5:00pm – 7:30pm

“Wadjda” Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour (2012), Saudi Arabia (Arabic with English subtitles, 98 mins).

About the film:
This is the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first Saudi film submitted for an Academy Award. It tells the moving story of Wadjda, an 11-year-old girl on a mission to own a bicycle.

This screening is part of “Dreaming of Tomorrow: Youth Culture in the Middle East,” a film series curated by Sa’ed Adel Atshan, Postdoctoral Fellow in International Studies at the Watson Institute for International Studies. 

Films