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Haifaa al-Mansour: The director breaking boundaries for women in Saudi Arabia

The first female filmmaker from Saudi Arabia speaks to Eve Jackson about the parallels between her experience as an aspiring artist in a conservative Muslim country and Mary Shelley's struggle to publish her masterpiece, "Frankenstein," in 19th-century England. Haifaa al-Mansour’s second movie stars Elle Fanning, and the groundbreaking director’s debut, “Wadjda,” was the first film ever to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia.

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