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Wadjda Film

WATCH: Quran Memorization Gets A Spunky Female Hero With "Wadjda" Film

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.14.2013 | Religion

Saudi's first feature film is groundbreaking on many levels, featuring the kingdom's first female director, Haifaa Al Mansour, and a female lead. It...

Saudi Arabia's First Female Film Director Is A Badass

Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

Haifaa Al Mansour is Saudi Arabia's first female feature-film director -- and it's not a responsibility that she takes lightly. Her movie, "Wadjda...

Saudi Women Edge Toward Equal Rights Reform

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

The Arab Spring uprisings have pushed back reforms of gender discriminatory laws in the region. It would be ironic if the course of women's rights in one of the most repressive Muslim countries flowed against this trend.

Beyond Hollywood: A Year End Review of Arab Cinema from Dubai

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.27.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Bottom line, if you're not watching films from or about this part of the world, you're not really watching films.