12.02.2014 - Haifaa Al Mansour, Umut Dağ, Marie Ka, moderated by Dorothee Wenner
Films are an excellent medium to reveal societal codes and rules, often through exceptional characters who question or overturn them. Haifaa Al Mansour, the first Saudi woman to make a film, and Berlinale Talents alumna from 2009, returns to discuss her film Wadjda, which won numerous prizes. Also joining are Austrian director Umut Dağ (Cracks in Concrete) and Senegalese filmmaker Marie Ka to discuss her film The Other Woman, a controversial love story set in Dakar.
A documentary filmmaker, author and journalist, Dorothee Wenner has been on the selection committee of Berlinale Forum since 1990 and serves as the Berlinale delegate for India and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is also a founding jury member of the Africa Movie Academy Awards.