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 ...
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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 global contexts underlying the case of the Mahmoody family.
I have no doubt Seyyed was brutal towards Betty and Mahtob. However, I too believe that it would be interesting to see his side of the story. Since Seyyed is basically a name who's only face we know is Alfred Molina. If you've read the book or seen the movie, your image of Seyyed is quite clear, and again I don't doubt her story is true. However, listing to his side of the story (as was already noted) and tying it is with Betty's story can help one understand the story better once they've heard the unheard side. You haven't heard it until you've heard it all. And to the Australian feminist I say: You should be the last person complaining about the mullahs' tyranny against women in Iran, when the majority of you feminists were cheerleaders for the same woman-hating mullahs in Afghanistan during the 1980s because they fought the Soviets.
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