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NASRIN was secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make it. It is an immersive portrait of the world's most honored human rights activist and political prisoner, attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement. In the courts and on the streets, Sotoudeh has long fought for the rights of women, children, religious minorities, journalists, artists and those facing the death penalty. In the midst of filming, she was arrested in June of 2018 for representing women who were protesting Iran's mandatory hijab law. She was sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. Featuring acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and journalist Ann Curry, the film is narrated by Academy Award® winner Olivia Colman. (Note adapted from Kino Lorber.)

DC Labor FilmFest

April 30–June 6

Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO and the AFI Silver, the DC Labor FilmFest features a wide-ranging selection of films about work, workers and the wider issues affecting workers' lives. This year, for its 20th edition, the festival goes virtual, presenting a lineup of outstanding work-related cinema online for audiences in the Washington, DC, area and beyond. 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    92 minutes
  • Language
    English, Persian
  • Country
    United States
  • Rating
  • Note
    With English subtitles.
  • Director
    Jeff Kaufman
  • Screenwriter
    Jeff Kaufman
  • Producer
    Jeff Kaufman, Marcia Ross
  • Cast
    Nasrin Sotoudeh, Olivia Colman, Ann Curry, Jafar Panahi