Wadjda (2013) - dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour // Saudi Arabia
Sporting a majority female cast, Wadjda tells the story of a 10-year-old girl obsessed with idea of owning a beautiful green bike she find in a toy store, even though traditional customs frown upon the notion of girls riding bikes. Nevertheless, Wadjda convinces a neighbour boy to teach her to ride in secret and begins running various small-time scams at school to raise the money for the bicycle.
"Be like the flower that gives its fragrance to even the hand that crushes it.”
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