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Women of Iran film series: Women's Prison

Women of Iran film series: Women's Prison

Women’s Prison, dir. Manijeh Hekmat, 2002.

Manijeh Hekmat. Iran. 2002. 106 min. 35 mm. Banned in Iran, this taboo-breaking film uses the claustrophobic life of women behind bars as a metaphor for Iranian society since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Covering a span of almost two decades, the film centers on the relationship between an inmate who is jailed for killing a violent stepfather and a warden who is at once stern and humane. Part of Global Film Initiative's Global Lens collection.

Event Details

23 October 2009
3:00pm - 5:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$7 members/students/seniors; $11 nonmembers