This documentary tells Sayed Mahmoody's side of that story. It goes beyond the personal and emotional desires of a father seeking to meet his daughter, and explores the wider political and ... See full summary »
Seyyed Bozorg Mahmoody,
"Moody" is an Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob. Wanting to see his homeland again, he convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem.Written by
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Baba Hajji, you're a religious man. How can Moody swear on the Koran and do this to me?
[Mammal translates, Babba Hajji gives an assertive answer and the entire family starts yelling at Betty in Farsi]
Allah will forgive him!
[yelling continues, Betty starts crying]
No, no! Ameh Bozorg! Ameh Bozorg, please help me, please!
[Ameh Bozorg yells at Betty]
No, you can't do this! God damn you! God damn you! You can't keep me here! You had this planned all along! Damn you!
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This is the truth about Iran back in that time period.
Then when the evil Ayatollah finally died and went to hell where he is dancing with Hitler things started to change for the better, But then Hitler 3 took over Iran and it's sliding backwards.
There's a reason everyone with any brain wants to get out of there.
The reason there were so few doctors was every educated person left that country.
And if Mahtob had stayed there she would have had female circumcision by age 7 and married by age 10.
The movie told Betty's side of the story.
Part of me wants to believe that her husband was as trapped as she was at least at first. Knowing if they tried to leave they would all be killed. Because killing is an Iranian hobby during that time especially.
But no father who loves their daughter would ever subject them to that culture.
In most of the middle east women have no rights. Rape is legal for the rapist but the victim gets stoned.
Girls aren't educated or if they are they are taught to be good wives, submit to being raped by their husbands and that they are not worthy.
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