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Celebrating 11 Years of Screening Southeast Asian Cinema 2004-2015

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30pm
St. John Plant Science Lab (basement)

Saudi Arabia (2012, 98 min)
Arabic w/English subtitles

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Screenplay: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Music: Max Richter, Yousif Al Ali (composer/performer)
Cinematography: Lutz Reitemeier
Cast: Reem Abdullah (Mother), Waad Mohammed (Wadjda)
Abdullrahman Al Gohani (Abdullah), Ahd (Ms. Hussa), Sultan Al Assaf (Father)

About the Film

Wadjda Is the First Feature Film Ever Made in Saudi Arabia-and One of the Year’s Best Movies

There’s something about a kid on a bike-that combination of innocence, exploration, and autonomous forward motion-that’s always been a natural subject of cinema, from De Sica’s Bicycle Thieves to Spielberg’s E.T. to the Dardenne brothers’, well, Kid With a Bike. Wadjda-the first full-length feature film to be made entirely in…

Film Trailer

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The CSEAS Film Series is hosted by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Hawai’i, in support of the course ASAN 491G Cinema of Southeast Asia. Partial funding to purchase the films comes from the U.S. Dept. of Education and generous contributions from our loyal film fans.
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