Meet the acclaimed Saudi director, Haifaa Al Mansour

Ms. Al Mansour talks about her film Wadjda. The opening film at Gulf Film Festival 2013 started out as a project at GFF’s Script Market in 2008 and has gone on to capture the hearts of audiences and critics alike across the world with its simple story of a determined little Saudi girl who goes to great lengths to buy her own bicycle despite possible social repercussions. The film has won numerous awards, including 3 awards at the prestigious Venice Film Festival as well as the Muhr Arab Feature and Best Actress awards at the Dubai International Film Festival in December 2012.

Reporter: Sandeep Marvaha | Camera Crew: Brendan Lopes & Rahul Menon


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