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Oct 15, 2019
This movie is about a 10-year girl who lives in Saudi Arabia and she wants to ride a bicycle. In the U.S., both girls and boys can ride bicycles. In the Middle East, the mores and cultural norms are different. It is strict and sometimes forbidden for girls to ride a bike in public. The little girl is named Wadjda. In the end of the movie, her mom does buy Wadjda a bicycle. ****If you get a chance, check out the bonus features because it has a Q&A with the film director. Her name is Haifaa Al-Mansour. The film director had to be in van to direct the film while in Saudi Arabia. Once again people have to consider the cultural rules and customs of Saudi Arabian society. ************************************************************This movie dealt with the rights of women. In 2017, women could get access to health care and education without the consent of a guardian. They were also given the right to drive a car in 2017. How long will it take the Middle East to catch up with the rest of the world in establishing full human rights to women?