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wadjdaAs more award contenders make their screenplays available online for free, legal download, today we present a rarity – a screenplay for the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature film made by a female Saudi director – plus two screenplays for films yet to be released in the United States. Thanks to Sony Pictures Classics, we have the screenplays for Wadjda, The Invisible Woman, and The Past for your consideration. More »

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WadjdaSaudi Arabia is experiencing many firsts in terms of filmmaking, specifically with the film Wadjda, which follows an 11-year-old Saudi girl on her pursuit to obtain a bicycle. The movie is the first by director Haifaa al-Mansour, the first to ever be shot entirely in the country, and the first to ever be shot be shot entirely in the country by a woman. Her film premiered with standing ovations and rave reviews at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, and since then, al-Mansour has gone on record about what it’s like to be a filmmaker in a kingdom without cinemas. More »