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Wadjda

Directed by Haifaa Al Mansour, Nominated for Best First Feature

Part of 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Screenings

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, she is fun loving, entrepreneurial, and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants it desperately but her mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. Determined to continue fighting for her dreams, Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself and enters a Koran recitation competition at her school. 2012, Saudi Arabia, 97 minutes.

Free Tickets for Members

Only Walker Film Society ($175+ membership level) and IFP Minnesota members can reserve tickets in advance, starting January 7. RSVP to donors@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7641.

Remaining tickets will be distributed to Walker and IFP Minnesota members on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 pm at the Walker Box Office on night of screening. Individual members receive one ticket; Dual/Household and above receive two tickets per screening.