Saudi Arabia Submits ‘Wadjda’ for Foreign-Language Oscar

Gina McIntyre reports for Los Angeles Times:

Haifaa Al Mansour’s drama “Wadjda,” about a young girl determined to win money to buy a bicycle she’s forbidden to ride, has been selected as Saudi Arabia’s official submission for the Oscar’s foreign-language category. It marks the first time the country has submitted a film for Academy Award consideration.