Empowering Discussions

Haifaa – Fighter

This is wonderful news about Saudi Arabia’s first recognized female director. Haifaa al-Mansour directed the movie Wadjda, a story about a independent young women who learns how to work the gender biased system to get what she needs. Haifaa studied comparative literature at the American University in Cairo and was encouraged by her father who introduced her to videos due to the lack of movie theaters in SA.

I like her quote about inequality. ¬†“It is not like before, although I can’t say it’s like heaven. Society won’t just accept it, people will put pressure on women to stay home, but we have to fight.” ¬†Because we CAN fight for equality as well as any man, we just have to be willing and unafraid.

Be encouraged about whatever cause you are fighting for. Read the article about her that is on Trust Law: http://www.trust.org/trustlaw/news/female-saudi-film-director-breaks-taboos-in-venice/

WHAT ARE YOU FIGHTING FOR TODAY?

WHAT ARE YOU WILLING TO DO FOR THAT SUCCESS?

Haifaa poses with the young actress in her film Wadjda, along with a green bicycle, which is part of the plot.