Video: Haifaa al-Mansour the director breaking boundaries for women in Saudi Arabia

Tue 07 Aug 2018 10:51 AM GST
The first female filmmaker from Saudi Arabia speaks to Eve Jackson about the parallels between her experience as an aspiring artist in a conservative Muslim country and Mary Shelley's struggle to publish her masterpiece, "Frankenstein," in 19th-century England. Haifaa al-Mansour's second movie stars Elle Fanning, and the groundbreaking director's debut, "Wadjda," was the first film ever to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia.

(Source: FRANCE 24 English YouTube channel)

Last Updated: Tue 07 Aug 2018 12:08 PM GST