In “Saudi Women’s Driving School,” director Erica Gornall profiles the women of Saudi Arabia as they move towards gender equality and freedom.
Saudi Arabia rarely allows foreigners access to film in the Kingdom, so the unprecedented entry that Gornall and her crew received provides a rare insight into these women’s lives and the political changes taking place now in Saudi Arabia.
In June 2018, a law went into effect there that removed the ban on women drivers, resulting in the opening of one of the largest driving schools in the world, operated by and created for women.
The school is located in the capital city of Riyadh. Even with 250 cars and 700 instructors, it still struggles with the high demand of women anxious to sign up for classes and get behind the wheel.
“Saudi Women’s Driving School” is available now on HBO.
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