Screening 20 March
Saudi Arabia / Germany – Haifaa al-Mansour – 98 mins
10 year old Wadjda challenges deep-rooted Saudi traditions in a determined quest to follow her dreams and buy a bicycle. Stymied at every turn she sees one last chance in her school’s Koran recitation competition, and its cash prize. A heartening story of perseverance, friendship and family life, this is the first film to be made entirely in Saudi Arabia.