NASRIN, an important and powerful new documentary about Nasrin Sotoudeh, is one of the world's most courageous human rights activists and political prisoners, and a leading figure in Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement.
Directed, produced, and written by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia S. Ross(Emmy® nominated filmmakers of TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE), NASRIN is an immersive portrait of one of the world's most courageous human rights activists and an outspoken leader of Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement. Currently, she has been released from prison due to heath reasons after she ended her 40+ day hunger strike in Iran's notorious Evin Prison.
Secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make this film. 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, Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. In the midst of filming, Nasrin was arrested in June 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. Narrated by Academy Award®-winner Olivia Colman.
NASRIN is written, produced and directed by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia S. Ross and edited by Asher Bingham. The music score is composed by Tyler Strickland, and the cinematography is by various women and men in Iran who put themselves at risk to shoot this film and asked to be anonymous. This is a Floating World Pictures Production. Executive producers include Nina Ansary, Hadi Ghaemi, David and Homeira Hoffman, Nazee Moinian, Jason Rezaian, Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, and Kristen Wolf.
Watch the trailer HERE.