Wadjda

Wadjda

Blu-ray Disc - 2014 | Arabic
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An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.
Publisher: Culver City, CA :, Sony Pictures Classics,, [2014]
Edition: ArabicFrenchEnglish dialogue version.
Copyright Date: ©2014
Branch Call Number: BLU WADJ
Characteristics: video file,Blu-ray,1080p high definition,region A
digital,optical,surround,5.1 DTS-HD MA
1 videodisc (approximately 97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Radharc Jun 20, 2015

This film offers a simple-enough story of a young girl that wants to buy a bicycle AND race (and beat) a young male friend in a race. Bear in mind - this happens in a country where the current culture looks down on this kind of behavior. Overall, there were a couple of similarities to "Chi... Read More »


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Liber_vermis
Oct 02, 2017

This movie has several plot threads beyond Wadjda attempting various ways to earn the 800 riyals to buy the coveted bicycle. Her father is considering marrying a second wife who may bear him a highly-prized son. The principal of the girl's school promotes virtue and modesty in her female students but has a secret that undermines her authority. An informative view into the most conservative Islamic society from the female point-of-view.

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garycornell
Sep 10, 2017

"Wadja" I won't forget your charming face. Your such an independent young lady. See for yourself how strong one person can be against traditions of your country. She is a real fighter. A movie that shows the movement of young people all around the world to bring equality of the sexes!

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Starpoem
Jul 29, 2017

Wadjda is an endearing heroine, and I loved seeing her story unfold. The cinematography was gorgeous, and the film's message was subtle but clear. I don't know much about Saudi Arabia, so this film offered me a glimpse into that country. I now feel curious to learn more about Saudi life.

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LizBiz1
May 08, 2017

I LOVED this movie, and I've seen practically all the block busters and Academy Award winners and nominees.

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booksmile
Jan 04, 2017

Interesting film. A quiet but uplifting story. Most of the restrictions on the women shown seemed to come from the local community (rather than religion or laws). But the main character manages to push against those boundaries in a small way!

Set in Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh, Wadjda tells the story of a resourceful little girl who dreams of buying a beautiful green bicycle. To raise her bicycle money, Wadjda sells mix tapes and bracelets before eventually entering a Qu'ran recital competition. Wadjda is the first full-length feature film shot in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. Check it out! Recommended by Sonia

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beckythecat1
Aug 17, 2015

this film should be shown to middle school students and discussed. a wonderful film.

LPL_PolliK Jul 07, 2015

Such a lovely movie! A sweet and sometimes sad story, but more importantly, viewers see a culture portrayed by people who are IN that culture. Insightful and moving - plus Wadjda is a wonderful feisty heroine. Great family viewing.

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GypzyMizzP
Jun 22, 2015

A piece of gold..... A very simple yet touching story.

I just wish they would of extended the movie a little and showed the viewers that Wadjda's mother channeled the strength of her daughter and took the job at the hospital.....

Recommended to the warm hearted....

Radharc Jun 20, 2015

This film offers a simple-enough story of a young girl that wants to buy a bicycle AND race (and beat) a young male friend in a race. Bear in mind - this happens in a country where the current culture looks down on this kind of behavior. Overall, there were a couple of similarities to "Children of Heaven" but this really gives a "slice-of-life" feel to the daily existence of girls and women in Saudi Arabia. At any rate, this is a beautifully shot film. Recommended for any fan of foreign films.

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gsoone
Sep 08, 2016

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. 99%/88%

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