Releasing through HBO, director Erica Gornall’s new documentary Saudi Women’s Driving School examines the changes in the lives of women in Saudi Arabia resulting from a lift of the driving ban. As of June 24th, 2018, women could apply for licenses. Before that day, the country had been the only one in the world in which women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles. The pronouncement came down from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as is the case for all social, economic, and political change. For their movie, Gornall and her team were given rare and unprecedented access by the government to film in and around the capital city of Riyadh.

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