An interview with Haifaa Al Mansour, female Saudi director of ‘Wadjda’
""Saudi Arabia is very closed, so a lot of people think it's impossible to make a film there. But actually there are lots of dramas. There's lots of TV and lots of drama that's happening in Saudi, and ... there's some kind of hidden infrastructure for film, that film can be built on, and that is what we did. We found it very effective to capitalize on that, rather than to reinvent the wheel. There are systems in place for filming, for shooting, for obtaining permissions and it's very much established. It is still a very difficult country so a lot of people move away because it's easier.""
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