Wadjda interview with director Haifaa Al-Mansour

17 Jul 2013

7 mins
Wadjda interview with director Haifaa Al-Mansour

It's one achievement making your first feature film, but when your first feature film happens to be the first to have ever come out of a country, then that's a different achievement altogether! Haifaa Al-Mansour has done just that with the critically acclaimed Wadjda, a story of a young girl in Saudi Arabia who strives to forge her own path in a society that severely limits what a girl can and can't do. Our reporter Joe sat down with Haifaa to talk about the conditions she overcame to make the film, how her love of movies blossomed in a country where the cinema is still illegal and what long term influence her film could have on the Saudi Arabian film industry.

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