• Interview Excerpts from Women on the Front Line

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    From Sharia law to Women's rights. How have women managed to fight back in the heart of a bitterly theocratic state? Who are these women? What are their stories? Women on the Front Line tries to answer these questions by talking to women’s rights activists who have been in the thick of struggle for gender equality in Iran. The film, the first of its kind, is the brainchild of Sheema Kalbasi, the Iranian poet and human rights activist. Written by Sheema Kalbasi and Hossein Fazeli and directed by Hossein Fazeli, the film combines on-camera interviews with theatrical segments to arrive at a subjective take on the struggle of women’s rights activists in Iran. Show less
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      From Sharia law to Women's rights. How have women managed to fight back in the heart of a bitterly theocratic state? Who are these women? What are their stories? Women on the Front Line tries to an...
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      Poetry thrives in vagueness and metaphor and so does the Persian language. Poet tells things she cannot directly describe in words or rather finds too painful to do so. There is deep intimacy betwe...
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    • Interview Excerpts from Women on the Front Line - Duration: 8 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 9,361 views
      From Sharia law to Women's rights. How have women managed to fight back in the heart of a bitterly theocratic state? Who are these women? What are their stories? Women on the Front Line tries to an...
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