10 Facts About Haifaa Al-Mansour


Haifaa Al-Mansour is the eighth children of the poet Abdul Rahman Mansour, who introduced her to films by video, there being no movie theaters in Saudi Arabia between 1983 and 2018.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,841

Haifaa Al-Mansour's mother had a passion for singing, but was not allowed to be a singer growing up.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,842

Over time, Haifaa Al-Mansour learned that her mother was courageous and did not care what other people thought of her.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,843

Haifaa Al-Mansour often makes films about strong, independent, and resilient women because she is that kind of woman too.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,844

Haifaa Al-Mansour luckily had her supportive family, but those that surrounded her maintained the conservative politics in that town and condemned her for seeking film when it was haram .

FactSnippet No. 1,538,845

In 2014, it was reported that Haifaa Al-Mansour was to direct A Storm in the Stars, an upcoming romantic drama film about the early life of writer Mary Shelley.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,846

Haifaa Al-Mansour is a part of a film industry in Saudi Arabia that is still developing.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,847

Haifaa Al-Mansour has no intention to expose or shed negative light on Muslim or Saudi Arabian culture, but she anticipates and expects the public and critics to say women should not be making films or films about women.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,848

Haifaa Al-Mansour'sfilms are created with the audience in mind and use a documentary approach; filming on location with non-professional actors.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,849

Haifaa Al-Mansour brings attention to the coverage and uncoverage of women and how that determines the identity of a woman.

FactSnippet No. 1,538,850