Recommended for GCSE, AS and A2 or equivalent level Arabic
This Arabic study day will be built around a screening of Wadjda. Students will watch a full screening of the film which will be followed by a series of Arabic GCSE and AS/A2 level language exercises based on the film’s main characters and using the themes of home, family, individuality and self-confidence, and cultural diversity. Study session activities will be in Arabic
Led by Abdel Wahab Khalifa, Arabic Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University
Screening: Wadjda (PG)
Dir Haifaa Al-Mansour/Saudi Arabia/Germany 2012
98mins/Arabic with English Subtitles
Reem Abdullah/Waad Mohammed/Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Wadjda is a young teenage girl in a country where women and girls are prevented by strict behavioral codes from participating in many activities. She wants to ride a bicycle and compete with her friend Abdullah. Her family situation makes it unlikely that she will get the money to buy the bicycle she desires – so she comes up with a novel solution to her problem.
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