Wadjda: Film Guide

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A Film Guide that looks at Wadjda, a sweet and uplifting story about ten-year-old Saudi Arabian girl Wadjda who refuses to let the fact she's a girl stop her from doing the things she wants to do.

This guide is useful for exploring topics including Citizenship and Film Studies in addition to highlighting themes surrounding law and order, democracy, family, film history, equality, gender representation, religions and beliefs, and Middle Eastern countries.

This resource includes


Wadjda Film Guide

A short PowerPoint of activities focusing on Wadjda

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It's one achievement making your first feature film, but when your first fe

Wadjda interview with director Haifaa Al-Mansour

Haifaa talks about the conditions she overcame to make her feature film.

Duration: 7:12 mins

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This Resource Supports

  • Geography
  • Human
  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Religious Education
  • Ethics
  • PSHE Education
  • Social
  • Personal
  • Film Studies

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