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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Wadjda”

Monday, September 09, 2013

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

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