The award winning film Wadjda is a story of a 10-year-old teen living in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. Living in a conservative world, the light spirited Wadjada finds herself fighting with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, when she sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle so badly so she can beat Abdullah in a race. The only problem is that her mother won't allow it, afraid of what her community might think seeing that bicycles are a danger to a girl's virtue. Being the brave girl she is, Wadjda decides on trying to raise the money on her own.
You are invited to a free screening of this film with an introduction and discussion led by Batool Mohanned, a graduate student at WKU. Snacks will be provided. 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Faculty House - Swipeable Event
Snacks Provided - Film Discussion
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Calendar of Film Series
- Wadjda (Saudi Arabia): September 30, 2016
- A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Iran): October 28, 2016
- A Brand New Life (Year of South Korea): November 18, 2016
- The 100-Year-Old Man (Sweden): February 24, 2017
- Footnote (Israel): March 24, 2017
- Gutan Tag, Ramon (Mexico/Germany): April 28, 2017
All the films will start at 6:30 pm in Faculty House
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