First Friday Film Series

At First Unitarian Society, we are dedicated to issues of social justice and change. As part of this work, we offer the First Friday Film Series. Each month we choose a film that highlights an issue of importance to our values, and offer a free screening to members of our congregation and the broader community. All are welcome! With questions, please contact Social Justice Coordinator Kristi Sprague at

All films will be screened virtually until further notice. We hope to start screening films in person in January 2023. 

This Month's Film

Our film for December, Wadjda, is a story of female empowerment

against a background of religious traditions and laws.

Date: December 2, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm CST
Location: Virtual

About the Film


Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour

Rated PG, Recommended for ages 8+


The first movie to be directed by a Saudi Arabian woman, this story of a spunky, independent 11-year-old girl who wants to ride a bike, wear Converse sneakers, and loves to compete against her (male) best friend. Beautifully done, the film explores topics such as religious traditions and laws, but it’s also an incredible study of female empowerment. Follow along and cheer for Wadjda as she fiercely makes a place for herself in the world.