Director Haifaa Al Mansour was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about her film, "Wadjda." It's the first feature film to be shot entirely in Saudia Arabia and it tells the story of a girl who wants to buy bicycle. She also told us who she's following on Twitter.
Writer-director Haifaa Al Mansour discusses her new movie “Wadjda.” The first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia is the story of a young girl in a suburb of Riyadh determined to raise enough money to buy a bike in a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. “Wadjda” is the first feature film made by a female Saudi filmmaker, and it opens September 13 at Angelika and Lincoln Plaza.