Where a Bicycle Is Sweetly Subversive

"'Wadjda' tells the story of a determined, misfit 10-year-old girl and her quest for a green bicycle. Set in the Riyadh suburbs, where women’s mobility is limited, and bike riding is considered a threat to a girl’s virtue, Wadjda hopes to buy one herself by winning a Koran-recitation competition at school that has a cash prize."

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