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Middle East Film Festival: ‘Wadjda’

April 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join the Middle East Studies Program for another incredible film in its Middle East Film Festival. This year’s theme is female directors.

Wadjda (2012)  is a Saudia Arabian film, written and directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour. It was the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. The film follows a 10 year old girl who enters her school’s Quran recitation competition in order to raise enough money to buy a green bicycle that she wants.

This film will feature and introduction by Dr. Akram Khater, a University Faculty Scholar, professor in the Department of History, and director of the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies.

This film is free and open to the public.



April 4, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Erdahl Cloyd Theater Hall, DH Hill Library
2 Broughton Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695 United States
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