Saudi Film Wadjda to Show at Howland Library

Free screening June 26 in Beacon

The Saudi Arabian film Wadjda will be shown at the Howland Public Library in Beacon at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26. This film provides a unique glimpse into the day-to-day existence of young girls and women in Saudi Arabia. In particular, it tells of Wadjda, who dreams of owning a bike. The film runs for 97 minutes and is rated PG. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the film starts promptly at 7 p.m.

A scene from Wadjda

A scene from Wadjda

The Howland Public Library shows a different international film each month. All films are shown in their original language with English subtitles. Admission is free and no registration is required.

To learn more about all events taking place at the Howland Public Library, go to For more information, contact Alison Herrero, adult services librarian, at 845-831-1134.

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