National Geographic Documentary Films has acquired “Saudi Runaway” which follows a young woman in Saudi Arabia attempting to flee the country before her arranged marriage.
The announcement was made last Tuesday prior to the film’s screening at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Muna, the young Saudi woman, used her cell phone to secretly document her claustrophobic existence and her flight to freedom.
Working in close collaboration with the film’s director, Susanne Regina Meures (whom Muna spoke with multiple times a day for months), the result is a view inside Saudi Arabia’s patriarchal culture.
Read the story at Variety.
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