Wadjda + Mama Agatha (short)

Deptford Cinema, Lewisham, SE8 4PQ
Sun 9th July 2017


Directed by Haifaa al-Mansour

Starring Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Algohani, Waad Mohammed

Rating: PG + F-Rated 


97 min

The first film directed by a Saudi Arabian woman, Haifaa al-Mansour’s coming-of-age story Wadjda was a big hit with audiences and critics. Shot entirely on location, the film centres on fun-loving Wadjda, a 10 year girl desperate to buy a bike so she can beat boys in her neighbourhood at cycle races. When she is forbidden by her mother - afraid of repercussions in a society where a bike might be seen as compromising a girl’s virtue, our rebellious heroine hatches an enterprising plan to buy the bike herself. A film that charms and surprises, Wadjda – often compared to Bicycle Thieves, The White Balloon and The Apple - offers a spirited view of one girl’s determination to do things her own way. 

+ Mama Agatha
Directed by FADI HINDASH
Rating: U
16 min
Once a week in Amsterdam, a group of migrant women learn how to ride a bicycle. Inspiring them to let go of their fears and get on the road is a Ghanaian woman with a larger-than-life personality - Mama Agatha. A heart-warming documentary short about the freedom of riding a bicycle, this follows Agatha and her students - women from Pakistan, Morocco, Somalia and China - on their cycling journey.

Doors - 18:30
Film - 19:00
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