Wadjda (2012), dir. Haifaa al-Mansour, Arabic, English subtitles. 98 mins.
Saudi Arabia’s first ever feature film, written and directed by a woman, about a Saudi schoolgirl who wants to buy a bicycle, and decides compete in a Koran recital contest to do so. Controversy ensues, and Wadjda is a brilliant and nuanced exploration of the life of ordinary young women in Saudi society.
Location: Melbourne Anarchist Club, 62 St Georges Rd, Northcote.
Time: Doors at 7pm for a 7:30 start, 7th September 2017.
Admission is free, purple shoelaces accepted as donation.