Wadjda script
Wadjda (2012)
Synopsis: Wadjda (Arabic: وجدة‎‎) is a 2012 Saudi Arabian drama film, written and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. It was the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. It won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. The film was selected as the Saudi Arabian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards (the first time the country made a submission for the Oscars, but it was not nominated.It successfully earned a nomination for Best

She takes her things from Wajda and quickly enters the van.

The bus jolts away. Wajda is about to walk back into the

house when the minivan swerves to avoid an oncoming car,

almost crashing into it. She watches until it disappears,

worried for her Mother.

7 INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY 7

Wajda grabs her backpack, stopping by the mirror. She looks

at herself and touches her hair, then puts on her abbayah.

5.

8 EXT. THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS - DAY 8

Concrete houses line the street. All the windows are covered

in aluminum. A typical middle class neighborhood in Riyadh,

Saudi Arabia.

Groups of girls walk to school, completely covered in

abbayahs and veils, distinguishable only by their different

backpacks. Taxis and minivans pass by full of covered women

in black.

Wajda exits her gate and walks towards school. Suddenly a

rock flies by her feet and knocks a soda can from its place.

She looks up to see her FATHER (35), smiling and tossing

another rock up in the air, playfully.

Dark and handsome with short soft black hair and a well

groomed mustache, he wears a worn-out blue oil-man’s uniform.

FATHER:

Watch this!

He flings the rock towards another can just past her on the

wall. She ducks but looks over to see the can fly from its

place. Wajda searches and picks up another rock.

WAJDA:

Oh yeah, check this out!

Full of bravado, she flings the rock at a milk carton near

his feet but it falls short and BOUNCES off target.

FATHER:

Ha! Keep practicing. You're getting

there!

WAJDA:

Look who's back! Where have you

been?

She smiles, runs and gives him a big hug.

FATHER:

Oof. Look at this.

He pulls out a shiny black rock from his pocket.

FATHER (CONT’D)

It's volcanic, from the Empty

Quarter. It has a great velocity.

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Haifaa al-Mansour

Haifaa al-Mansour (Arabic: هيفاء المنصور‎‎; born 10 August 1974) is a film director from Saudi Arabia. She is one of the country's best-known and most controversial directors, and the first female Saudi filmmaker. more…

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