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February 18, 2016 –
Thursday 18th February ~ WADJDA
(Saudi Arabia, 2012, Al Mansour, Cert PG, 93mins, Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed)
Wadjda, a sarcastic, funny and streetwise ten-year-old girl whose carefree demeanour sets her apart and lands her in trouble. She is determined to scrounge up enough money to buy a new bike and race the boy-next-door. This inevitably brings her into conflict with the mores of Saudi society. A simple tale, well told, of hope over adversity. Worth seeing if only for the insights into life in Saudi Arabia.