Haifaa al-Mansour: Saudi Arabia becoming more tolerant
16 July 2013 Last updated at 15:13 BST
The Saudi film director, Haifaa al-Mansour, tells Gavin Esler that while change has been slow to come to the kingdom, it is important to implement reforms at a pace that Conservatives are comfortable with.
In Saudi Arabia, women are forbidden from driving and must be accompanied in public places by a close male relative.
Haifaa al-Mansour is one of a small number of film directors in Saudi Arabia. Her award-winning film, Wadjda, is seen as a reflection of Saudi society.
You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Tuesday 16 July at 14:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Wednesday 17 July at 00:30 BST.