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Offline shnozzola

Wadjda - A Film In Saudi Arabia
« on: April 28, 2013, 04:28:13 PM »


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The film, about a young Saudi girl who hatches a plan so she can ride a bicycle in her conservative country, has been honored at the Venice Film Festival, the Dubai International Film Festival and the Gulf Film Festival. Haifaa al-Mansour, the first woman to direct a film in Saudi Arabia, was feted a week ago at the Tribeca Film Festival.

So how's the film doing in Saudi Arabia? Well, there are no movie theaters in the desert kingdom.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/28/179017766/the-challenges-of-making-a-film-in-saudi-arabia
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Re: Wadjda - A Film In Saudi Arabia
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 08:21:23 PM »
"You can make a film here you just can't show it."

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Re: Wadjda - A Film In Saudi Arabia
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 09:01:26 PM »
Wow.  Looks like a great film.  I'll keep my eye out for it on pay per view. 

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Re: Wadjda - A Film In Saudi Arabia
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 10:32:19 PM »
I like Iranian films. Too bad the country aren't more like their films.

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