NASRIN, the documentary, released on 8 March
The film NASRIN, a documentary tracing the life and work of Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is currently serving a 38-year prison and 148 lashes sentence in her country, opens online worldwide on March, 8th International Women's Day.
“Nasrin Sotoudeh is Iran’s Nelson Mandela.” – The Independent
“Long the voice of the voiceless in Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh requires every ounce of her extraordinary courage to avoid being silenced herself. – The Guardian
Narrated by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman, the film features filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, exiled women’s rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin’s courageous husband Reza Khandan.
Filmed in secret in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make this documentary, NASRIN is an immersive portrait of the world's most awarded human rights activist and political prisoner, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of the notable resistance movement for the Iranian women's rights. In court and on the streets, Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those sentenced to the death penalty. She is best known for defending in court the women who defied Iran’s mandatory wearing of head scarf by removing their hijab in public.
The film not only offers us a vision of this extraordinary woman, considered a hero in her country and around the world, but she is being used by human rights organizations, bar associations, and other groups, as a tool to pressure for her release. .
The film can be seen on Vimeo VOD from March 8. Find attached a special discount for purchase in honor of Women's Month.
From March 8 to March 31, purchase here with a 10% discount, and this code: NASRINWHM10
“Nasrin – the woman and the documentary – will make you angry at injustice, and give you hope. This is a must-see film!” – Gloria Steinem
“Nasrin Sotoudeh is an extraordinarily brave woman. I urge you to see this timely and important film!”– Margaret Atwood
“Nasrin Sotoudeh should win the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a hero for our age.” – Nicholas Kristof, New York Times