Monday 25 February 2013

WADJDA, a film by Haifaa Al Mansour

 "Interested in your father's family tree? You aren't included. It only includes men's names."

WADJDA is the first film ever made in Saudi Arabia. Written and Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, it tells the story of a girl who challenges her country's traditions.

WADJDA will be part of a special pre-release London exclusive International Womens Day Gala Screening as part of  the Birds Eye Film Festival on the 8th of March 2013 at the British Film Institute. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the writer/ director Hafifaa Al Monsour.

Writer and Director Haifaa Al Mansour

To book tickets: ( British Film Institute)

For more information: (Birds Eye View Festival)

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In this blog I intend to do some historical justice to the many, many women who have contributed with their genius, creativity, adventurous spirit, nurturing - amongst other qualities - to the apparent linear and male dominated prescribed notion of History. This is just the beggining.