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Nasrin (2020)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 1 October 2020 (USA)
An immersive portrait of one of the world's most courageous human rights activists and political prisoners, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement.

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Jeff Kaufman

Writer:

Jeff Kaufman
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Credited cast:
Olivia Colman ... Narrator
Ann Curry ... Self
Shirin Ebadi Shirin Ebadi
Narges Hosseini Narges Hosseini ... Self
Reza Khandan Reza Khandan ... Self
Jafar Panahi ... Self
Taghi Rahmani Taghi Rahmani ... Self
Marietje Schaake Marietje Schaake ... Self
Mansoureh Shojaee Mansoureh Shojaee ... Self
Nasrin Sotoudeh Nasrin Sotoudeh ... Self
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Secretly filmed in Iran for over two years, NASRIN is an immersive portrait of human rights activist and political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh and Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement. Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in 2018 for representing women who protested Iran's mandatory hijab law and sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman and featuring acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, exiled women's rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin Sotoudeh. With an original song by Tony Award-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with lyrics based on Nasrin's letters from prison to her children; performed by 4-time Grammy winner, Angélique Kidjo.

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Documentary

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Not Rated
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Nasrin Sotoudeh is featured in Jafar Panahi's film "Taxi" See more »

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A positive, uplifting movie despite all the obstacles
28 December 2020 | by jalehniaziSee all my reviews

Even though Ms. Nasrin Sotoudeh's struggles, as the unwavering human rights lawyer, who has championed the rights of women, minorities, youth and other underserved populations in the Islamic Republic of Iran, has been known to me for years, this movie opened my eyes to Nasrin, the artist, the mother, the wife and the defender of love and compassion. The film doesn't follow a time line, but creates a beautifully woven story of the history of Iran, history of human rights struggles in Iran and Nasrin's own life. You leave the movie, feeling privileged to have been privy to parts of this amazing human being's life and naturally be inspired.


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Country:

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Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

1 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran See more »

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Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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