Rise And Shine | Saudi Runaway

Saudi Runaway

Documentary, Switzerland 2020
Human Rights, Middle East, Society, Women, Women Filmmaker

Documentary, Switzerland 2020
Runtime: 88 min. / 52 min.
Director: Susanne Regine Meures
Production: Frei Filmproduction



Muna is a young, fearless woman from Saudi Arabia. She is tired of being controlled by the State and patronized by her family. Her arranged marriage is imminent and a life without rights and free will seems inevitable. Muna secretly begins to film. She documents every nuance of her claustrophobic existence and her planned escape. The film shows unprecedented images from the interior of the most repressive patriarchate in the world.


Festivals: Sundance IFF, Berlinale, CPH:DOX