Nasrin Sotoudeh never stood down from a tough battle as a human rights attorney in Iran. Fans of filmmaker Jafar Panahi will remember her appearance in his subversive film Taxi. Now she’s serving a prison sentence of 38 years for representing women who protested the country’s mandatory hijab law. This immersive portrait weaves extensive filming with Sotoudeh along with interviews with Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and journalist Ann Curry. Even while she’s behind bars, Nasrin won’t let her voice be silenced.
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DOC NYC Live event: Happened on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 2 ET on Facebook Live–Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was just released from prison on November 7. Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian leads a discussion of Sotoudeh’s work with Iranian women’s rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee and filmmakers Jeff Kaufman & Marcia Ross.
Director: Jeff Kaufman
Executive Producer: Nina Ansary, Hadi Ghaemi, David & Homeira Hoffman, Nazee Moinian, Jason Rezaian, Ted Snowdon, Duffy Violante, Kristen Wolf
Producer: Producer Jeff Kaufman, Marcia S. Ross; Associate Producer: Omid Memarian
Writer: Jeff Kaufman
Editor: Asher Bingham
Music: Tyler Strickland (film score), Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty (original song)
Language: English, Farsi (Persian)
Publicist: David Magdael & Associates
US Distributor: Virgil Films & Entertainment
Sales Agent: Virgil Films & Entertainment