First Saudi female filmmaker on the region's changing landscape

Posted Monday 08 Oct 2018

Women in Saudi Arabia have only been allowed to drive since June this year, after the lifting of a decades-old ban. Meanwhile, the first cinema opened in the country after 35 years in April. Saudi Arabia's first female filmmaker Haifaa Al Mansour made her first film in the Kingdom shot entirely from the back of a van. Ahead of Nappily Ever After, her directorial debut for Netflix, she tells how it feels to be part of the changes taking place in the region, the advice she'd give to aspiring female filmmakers in the Middle East and why she's looking forward to returning there.