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UCLA Celebration of Iranian Cinema: Nasrin

Nasrin
October 9, 2020 (All day) to October 15, 2020 (All day)

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UCLA Film & Television Archive and Farhang Foundation are proud to present filmmaker Jeff Kaufman’s urgent documentary Nasrin (2019) as part of the Archive’s Virtual Screening Room. Nasrin will be available for streaming via our unique link from Friday, October 9 through Thursday, October 15. Admission is $12 and a portion of your purchase will support the Archive’s public programs. Included with purchase is a pre-recorded, post-screening conversation with filmmaker Jeff Kaufman and Nayereh Tohidi, Professor Emeritus and founding Director of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at California State University, Northridge.

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Nasrin  (2020)

Since becoming a lawyer in 2003, Nasrin Sotoudeh has been a tireless advocate for the rights of women, children, LGBTQ prisoners, religious minorities, journalists, artists and those facing the death penalty in Iran. Her work to advance women’s and human rights has earned her acclaim internationally and fierce, government opposition at home. Secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make it and narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, Nasrin gives us an intimate, inspiring portrait of Sotoudeh, her passion and her resilience, in the period leading up to her arrest in 2018 and its still unfolding aftermath.

Color, in English and Farsi w/ English subtitles, 91 min. Director: Jeff Kaufman. With: Nasrin Sotoudeh, Ann Curry, Shirin Ebadi.

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