Penny says, "Wadjda’s mother never gets a name; she is always referred to—both on screen and in the credits—as 'Mother.' My guess is that this was intentional because it reinforces the impression that in public she is more like a shadow than a full person."
TIFF.net | Land of Mine Director said in the interview that an incident with his German siblings in a bar in Copenhagen gave him the inspiration to write a film to show the other side suffering. He says is time to forgive and forget. "An eye for eye doesn't suit the human race anymore. We should be nice to each other"