Dir. Haifaa Al Mansour • 2013 • Saudi Arabia • Drama • Cert PG • 97 mins
Join us for our October Pay as You Feel screening of Saudi Arabian trailblazer Wadjda, a film chosen for the community, by the community, in partnership with Yalla Hub.
When the parents of Wadjda, a spirited 10-year-old living in Riyadh, refuse to buy her a bicycle, she decides to enter a Quran recitation competition at her school in the hope of winning enough money to buy her own.
Earnest but gently optimistic, and full of flashes of humour, Haifaa al Mansour’s debut film illuminates the restrictions faced by women throughout Saudi Arabia, whilst also presenting its young protagonist as defiant and fabulously indefatigable.
After the screening, the Yalla Hub will be discussing the work they do with migrant and BAME women and holding a reflection circle.
There is no fixed price for this event. Simply pay what you think it's worth, either online (£1 minimum + booking fee) or on the door. 25% of your donations will go to Yalla Hub.
Yalla Hub is a social enterprise hub that supports migrant women’s aspirations, cultivating entrepreneurial opportunities and nurturing social solidarity. Yalla Hub's mission is to holistically improve migrant women's work-life experiences in the UK. They aim to increase the presence of migrant and BAME women in leading sustainable businesses by improving their confidence, self-esteem and mental wellbeing through a tailored support system.
For more information on the workshops, events and support Yalla Hub offers for the community, or to get involved in building their network, please visit their website: https://www.yallahub.co.uk/ or follow them on twitter @yallahub.
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