International Women’s Day 2015 – Wadjda
March 5, 7 pm, Cinecenta

WadjdaIn celebration of International Women’s Day 2015, CFUW Victoria is presenting the film Wadjda at Cinecenta UVic on March 5th, 2015 at 7:00pm. There will be a post-film speaker and Q&A to follow.

All profits from this event will benefit CFUW’s event partners: Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan and Victoria Women’s Transition House. Advance tickets are $10, and $12+ tax at the door (if there are still tickets available!). Advance tickets will be for sale on February 1st through CFUW Victoria, Transition House, CW4WAfghan, and at the following locations in Victoria:

  • Dig This! in Oak Bay
  • Ivy’s in Broadmead
  • Munro’s in Victoria
  • Tanner’s in Sidney

Wadjda is the first film written and directed entirely by a Saudi woman, in Saudi Arabia. Haifaa Al Mansour’s groundbreaking film offers a glimpse into the contradictions and opportunities ingrained in the characters’ culture. It is the story of a 10-year-old girl who wants a new bike, but it is the realities of the world she lives in that make the real story of the film. View the official trailer here:

Other organizations will display information in the lobby of Cinecenta. If you know of an organization that would like to participate or would like to buy tickets, please contact us at: