The Perfect Candidate (DVD)
Critically acclaimed drama about a determined female Saudi Arabian doctor who stands for election.
Maryam Alsafan is an ambitious young doctor working in a small town clinic in Saudi Arabia. Despite her qualifications, she has to earn the respect of male colleagues and acceptance from her patients every day.
After Maryam is prevented from traveling to Dubai in search of a better job, a bureaucratic mixup leads her to stumble on the application for her local city elections and she decides to run.
While she faces the restriction of women’s traditional roles in the Kingdom at every turn, Maryam’s audacious candidacy starts to build momentum and challenges her conservative community.
As the town's first female candidate, she struggles to gain acceptance from the conservative, male-dominated population.
However, her campaign goes viral and Maryam decides to embrace her new-found position as a champion of her community and women's rights in the kingdom.