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Spotlight: Golbarg Bashi + Iranian Women

08 Mar 2010 19:354 Comments

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If this page hasn't been finished yet, why did you publish it? [Because it's just as usable in its present form. Ed.]

Chuck Hamilton / March 7, 2010 7:49 PM

1965 Women's Prison (Nedamatgah)
Documentary by Kamran Shirdel

Synopsis: "Women's Prison" recounts the life of the prisoners and the problems their families encounter in their struggle to survive. Here again filmmaker Kamran Shirdel employs the cinema verité style. The interviews with the prisoners, social workers and teachers serve as commentaries for "constructed" documentary images. The technical process shows the extent to which solving social problems depends on everyone's cooperation and participation. Certainly prisoners alone cannot offer the remedy to the entire catalog of social ills that propel these women into delinquency.


The situation for Iranian women has declined since 1965.


samad / March 7, 2010 9:28 PM

Iranian women were give rights and freedoms beyond any women in the Middle East in the 1960s. Women in Iran had voting rights before women in Switzerland.

The anti-revolution of 1979 took away many of their rights, but could not suppress them. They lead this REVOLUTION.

Bobak / March 8, 2010 6:03 AM

More power to Iranian and all women of the world.!

berry lee / March 12, 2010 5:42 AM