Films are an excellent medium to reveal societal codes and rules, often through ex-ceptional characters who question or overturn them. Haifaa Al Mansour, the first Saudi woman to make a film, and Berlinale Talents alumna from 2009, returns to discuss her film Wadjda, which won three prizes at Venice. Berlinale Panorama participant Umut Dağ (Cracks in Concrete) will as well join the session as award-winning Senegalese filmmaker Marie Ka to discuss her film The Other Woman, a lesbian love story set in Dakar. Moderated by Dorothee Wenner. In cooperation with German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt), Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg, Berlinale Panorama.