March 2014

Interview with Haifaa Al-Mansour

Wadjda director Haifaa Al-MansourIt’s not every day you get to interview a film director, but when the opportunity comes, you don’t say no.

I was so pleased to watch Saudi Arabian film Wadjda recently, an event I followed up with an interview with its highly-acclaimed director, Haifaa Al-Mansour.

You can read my story at Aquila Style. Here’s a sneak peek:

“I feel like I made the way for other filmmakers, and I feel that maybe women would be encouraged to take professions that are on the hot line. Women in Saudi Arabia are very shy to take positions like this. They want always to be in privacy – it’s not honourable to be in the newspapers or to talk this loudly.”

For the full interview, click here.