Sunday, October 6

Special Events ArchiveGlobeDocs Film Festival 2019

GlobeDocs: Saudi Women’s Driving School


Director: Erica Gornall • Producer: Nick London • Year: 2019 • Length: 57 minutes

In June 2018, women in Saudi Arabia were allowed to drive legally for the first time. Set at The Saudi Driving School in the capital city of Riyadh, which caters exclusively to women, this documentary follows Saudi women as they embrace a new way of life and the freedom that comes from being behind the wheel. Through intimate interviews and revealing verité footage, the eye-opening film captures how women’s lives are changing in Saudi Arabia, the hope that they have for greater gender equality and the challenges they face in a Kingdom that appears to be making strides forward yet continues to silence and jail female activists. In Arabic with English subtitles. An HBO Documentary Films Release.

Preceded by…
Directed by Smriti Mundhra, Sami Khan • 25 minutes
A Ferguson activist and battle rapper elected to the Missouri House of Representatives must overcome both personal trauma and political obstacles.

Moderator: Shirley Leung, Boston Globe columnist
Guest: Director Erica Gornall and Producer Nick London (via Skype)

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