I'm Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour, of the film WADJDA. Ask me almost anything!
Hello reddit. I am the first Saudi Arabian female filmmaker. The film is the first film ever to be shot in Saudi Arabia; the film, WADJDA, is being very well-received around the world (it has played in England, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and is opening in the United States September 13th).
WADJDA is a coming of age story about a 10 year old in Saudi Arabia who is determined to get a green bicycle. It's a film to show the everyday in life in Saudi, and it's a film about embracing hope and pushing for change. Here is the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2Q2JvhWjyE
I look forward to taking your questions and catching up with you all.
Twitter proof: https://twitter.com/HaifaaMansour/status/377520564476182528
Edit: Thank you so much guys for your time and the amazing questions. Hope to catch up with you soon again. Thank you for checking out the film in theatres this weekend in LA and New York, nationwide the week after.