Wadjda (2013)

Can a child and her bicycle serve as a metaphor for a quiet but radical change …

… In the extremely conservative monarchy/theocracy that is Saudi Arabia? A place the where the right of women to drive is only now being recognized?

Below is the trailer for a cinematic gem from that country. The story about a young girl who wants a bicycle is a jumping off point for exploring the myriad changes underway in that mysterious country. This film certainly opened my eyes to a  place that is completely beyond my experience.

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