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Comedy drama from Saudi Arabia at library

Posted on: June 12, 2016

If you sometimes find yourself rolling your eyes at what life throws your way, come to the next movie at the Murphy Library. You can watch a young girl in Saudi Arabia to see what makes her roll her eyes and even that far away, you will relate.

The library is showing Wadjda, an award-winning comedy/drama from Saudi Arabia by a woman director this Thursday at 6 p.m. Running time is 98 minutes. The film is rated PG and the language is Arabic with subtitles in English.

The ten-year-old plays in her neighborhood, competing with a boy who lives nearby. He has a bicycle and she does not. It is frowned on for girls. But one day she spies a green bicycle at a store and cannot get it out of her mind. The only way to buy it is to earn the money herself. When her school announces a competition with a prize for memorizing the Koran, she joins in.



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