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Intersections Film Series at UW-Milwaukee Presents “Wadjda”
October 28, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
This Event: may be of interest to the LGBTQ community
This event is free & open to the public.
Film Synopsis: A 10-year-old Saudi girl, Wadjda, is determined to challenge a neighborhood boy to bicycle race, despite the potentially dire repercussions. When Wadjda’s mother refuses to purchase her a bicycle, the young girl defiantly enters a Koran recitation competition to earn the money she needs to buy it herself. Once Wadjda has her bike, the only thing left to do is prove that girls can race bicycles just as well as boys. Not everyone is willing to accept a young girl who refuses to play by society’s rules and, the closer Wadjda gets to achieving her goal, the deeper her understanding of the division between the sexes grows.