2001. Great Britain. Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini. 87 min.
Thursday, May 21, 2009, 4:00 p.m.
2001. Great Britain. Directed by Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini. This powerful, heartbreaking documentary focuses on young runaway girls who find temporary refuge in a women’s shelter in Tehran. “The sisterly feelings of the girls towards each other, their spiritual strength, their courage to rebel, and their wit are shown with a great degree of compassion and empathy.... The filmmakers have beautifully criticized the patriarchal system of family and the destructive power of male family members over the lives of their daughters and sisters" (Mehrnaz Saeed, Colombia College). In Farsi; English subtitles. 87 min.