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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Youth Feature Film

Ceremony Year:

2013

Country:

Saudi Arabia, Germany

Producers:

Roman Paul and Gerhard Meixner

Co-Producers:

Amr Alkahtani

Director:

Haifaa Al Mansour

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

She desperately wants to buy a bicycle but her mother won’t allow it. Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself. When she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition, she devotes herself to the memorisation of Koranic verses. The competition isn’t going to be easy – especially for a troublemaker like Wadjda – but she refuses to give in.