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From the first-ever female Saudi Arabian director, Haifaa Al-Mansour, (WADJDA) comes a "fiery and headstrong" (Guardian) Venice, Sundance and Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection rated 93% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. When Maryam, a hardworking young doctor in a small-town clinic, is prevented from flying to Dubai for a conference without a male guardian’s approval, she seeks help from a politically connected cousin but inadvertently registers as a candidate for the municipal council. Maryam sees the election as a way to fix the muddy road in front of her clinic, but her campaign slowly garners broader appeal.

Directed By

Haifaa Al-Mansour

Written By

Haifaa Al-Mansour, Brad Niemann


Mila Al Zahrani, Dae Al Hilali, Nora Al Awad


Arabic with English subtitles

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