Prostitution Behind the Veil

  • March 18, 2015 / 17:00
  • March 20, 2015 / 21:00

Director: Nahid Persson Sarvestani
Denmark, 2004, DigiBeta, Color, 57’
Persian, English and Turkish Subtitles

The director returns to her motherland years after the Iran Islamic Revolution only to observe in surprise that the social injustices that existed before the revolution increased despite the regimes claims of justice, and drugs consuming and the gap between the classes expanded. The documentary is about two women who work as sex workers in order to raise their children, in a country governed by hard religious rules.

Awards:
Guldbagge Awards, Best Documentary, Gulbagge Award, 2006
Cracow Film Festival, Golden Dragon Award, 2005
Créteil International Women’s Film Festival, AFJ Documentary Award, 2005
Monte-Carlo Tv Festival, Golden Nymph, New Documentaries, Best News Documentary, 2005

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