The Perfect Candidate

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Film Info
Program Category:Worldviews
Release Year:2019
Event Type:Streaming
Country of Origin:Saudi Arabia
Original Language:Arabic
Film Sponsor:Steve and Marge Laughlin
Cinema Extra
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Haifaa Al Mansour
Producer:Roman Paul
Haifaa Al Mansour
Brad Niemann
Gerhard Meixner
Screenwriter:Haifaa Al Mansour
Brad Niemann
Cinematographer:Patrick Orth
Editor:Andreas Wodraschke


Wadjda director Haifaa al-Mansour returns to her native Saudi Arabia with the inspirational story of Dr. Maryam Alsafan. It's hard enough to be a female doctor in Saudi Arabia, but when the damaged road in front of Maryam's hospital endangers inbound patients, she decides to take matters into her own hands and run for public office. She faces resistance around every corner, but with support from her endearing family and her dogged persistence, Maryam forges ahead.

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