Saudi Arabia: a Wind of Change
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 17:30
Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag
After the screening Kirsten van der Hul will talk to activist Ensaf Haidar and Arabist Jan Jaap de Ruiter. After this the audience will have the chance to talk to the activist during Meet the Activist at Studio A in Filmhuis Den Haag from 18.45 - 19.15 hrs.
‘Be brave, be bold. History is never made by the faint-hearted,’ says a Saudi women’s rights activist to her audience in an Arab Gulf state. These words summarize the Saudi girl power displayed in the documentary Saudi Arabia: A Wind of Change. One of the voices in the documentary is that of Ensaf Haidar, wife-turned-activist of imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi. Read more about Ensaf Haider.
Jan Jaap de Ruiter is Arabist and works at the Tilburg University.
Kirsten van den Hul is Sovietologist, Arabist, change catalyst, columnist, author. Dutch UN Women’s Representative 2011, inspirational speaker and visiting lecturer.