Netherlands | 2013 | | 97 min | PG

A rebellious Saudi girl (Waad Mohammed) enters a Koran recitation competition at her school and hopes to win enough money to buy her own bike.


Wadjda is a movie about freedom – and nothing represents freedom with the metaphoric simplicity and symmetry of a bicycle.


Director: Haifaa Al Mansour
Cast: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani



Bechdel Tested tackles topics of women’s representation in various fields. Like the Bechdel Test itself, this series shines a light on women who take a (more…)


Bechdel Tested returns for the final edition of our second season: Women in Cycling! We’ll be screening the critically acclaimed Wadjda, the first feature film ever directed by a woman in Saudi Arabia, the brilliant Haifaa al-Mansour.

Preceding the film will be a panel discussion focusing on women in cycling featuring some of the most vocal advocates of gender justice in the Toronto cycling community. We’ll be announcing our panelists in the coming weeks so please RSVP to our Facebook event for updates!

We’ll also have fabulous prizes, special cocktails by Swan Dive, and mingling with other cinephiles, cyclists, and feminists!

Doors: 6:30pm | Panel: 7pm | Film: 8pm


General Admission: $13
Bronze Members, Students & Seniors: $10
Silver Members: $9
Gold Members: FREE

Prices include taxes. All membership benefits are available.


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