Wadjda directed by Haifaa Al Mansour

Table of Contents

Important background 2

Haifaa Al Mansour 2

Saudi Arabia 2

Other things Saudi Arabian women cannot do 2

Plot overview 4

Outline 4

Character profiles 4

Important terminology 5

Themes 6

Discussion questions 7

Important background

Haifaa Al Mansour

Haifaa Al Mansour is the first filmmaker to shoot a film entirely in Saudi Arabia. Because she is a woman and isn’t allowed to mix with men in public, she had to direct portions of this film from inside a van.

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