Ahd is an actress, filmmaker from Saudi Arabia. She is most well known for her starring role in 2012's high profile festival favorite, critical darling and BAFTA nominee, 'Wadjda', which is Saudi Arabia's first feature film. The fluently English-speaking, American educated, multi-lingual Saudi Arabian native launched her film career in 2005 with a string of internationally successful short films; all three which have won prestigious festival awards. Ahd moved to New York City in 1998 to study Law at Columbia University, then completed her BFA in Animation & Communication from Parsons School of Design, after which, she further diversified her education, obtaining a Directing degree from the New York Film Academy. Still not satiated, Ahd then went on to study Acting under the personal tutelage of William Esper at the Esper Studio. Her first lead role earned her the Golden Gate Award for Best Actress at the San Francisco International ... Show more...
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As: Ms. Hussa
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat ...
Runtime: 98 min.
Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour