The Perfect Candidate

A determined young Saudi doctor''s surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town''s first female candidate.

  • Haifaa al-Mansour
  • Haifaa al-Mansour and Brad Niemann
  • 101 minutes
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About Athena Film Festival

The Athena Film Festival at Barnard College in New York City, is a weekend of inspiring films that tell the extraordinary stories of fierce and fearless women leaders. Over the last ten years, the Festival has welcomed more than 35,000 people from all over the world to 200+ screenings of narratives, documentaries, and shorts that feature diverse stories of ambition, courage, and resilience.