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Haifaa Al-Mansour

Haifaa Al Mansour is the first female filmmaker in Saudi Arabia and is regarded as one of the most significant cinematic figures in the Kingdom. She finished her bachelor's degree in Literature at the American University in Cairo and completed a Master's degree in Directing and Film Studies from the University of Sydney. The success of her three ... See full bio »


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Wadjda Director
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 2017 Mary Shelley
 2012 Wadjda (as Haifaa Al Mansour)
 2005 Women Without Shadows (Documentary)
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 2017 Mary Shelley (additional writing by)
 2012 Wadjda (written by - as Haifaa Al Mansour)
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 2006 Keif al-hal? (associate producer - as Haifa Al-Mansur)
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 2014 Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (Documentary)
Herself - Interviewee
 2014 The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special)
Herself - Nominee (credit only)
 2013 The Daily Show (TV Series)
- Haifaa Al Mansour (2013) ... Herself (as Haifaa Al Mansour)
 2013 HARDtalk (TV Series)
- Haifaa Al-Mansour (2013) ... Herself
 2013 Días de cine (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 June 2013 (2013) ... Herself
 2013 Real Time with Bill Maher (TV Series)
Herself - Guest
- Episode #11.20 (2013) ... Herself - Guest
 2013 Q&A (TV Series)
Herself - Panelist
- Bring Back the Biff, Turn Back the Boats (2013) ... Herself - Panelist

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Haifa Al-Mansur | Haifaa Al Mansour

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She's the first woman from Saudi Arabia to direct a feature film. For Haifaa Al Mansour, it wasn't easy being a pioneer. She had to direct the exterior scenes in Riyadh from inside a van, watching the actors on monitors and communicating via walkie-talkie because the country is segregated and women are not supposed to work in public with men. See more »

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