Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  98 min.
Release Date: October 4, 2013 - Vancouver, Toronto - October 4, 2013 - Toronto; October 18 - Vancouver
DVD: February 11, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 4.20
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Cast: Reem Abdullah, Waad Mohammed, Abdullrahman Al Gohani


Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Her world is very conservative, based on traditional values. However, the fun-loving, boundary-pushing young girl doesn’t let that stop her.

After getting in a fight with a neighborhood boy—whom she should not have been playing with in the first place—Wadjda spots a beautiful green bike for sale. Her mother refuses to buy her the bike because their culture sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. Wadjda does not take "no" for an answer and decides to try and raise the money to purchase the bike on her own.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Screenplay: Haifaa Al-Mansour

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