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Film, "Wadjda": When Wanting a Bicycle Brings Shame to the Family

"Wadjda": When Wanting a Bicycle Brings Shame to the Family

Wadjda The first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and made by a female Saudi filmmaker, Wadjda has a neat, sly way of folding complex pissed-off politics into crowd-pleasing narrative simplicity. In suburban Riyadh, a sweet and mildly willful…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Woman's Touch

A Woman's Touch

A women's film festival is no longer a radical concept, at least not outside Riyadh, Saudi Arabia -- or Hollywood. Female filmmakers have likewise evolved, based on the stellar slate highlighted at the sixth MadCat Women's International Film Festival, where…
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