Women in Shroud
zaterdag 27 maart 2010 - 16:30
The screening will be followed by a talk with Shadi Sadr, a lawyer, journalist and champion for women's rights in Iran, in conjunction with director Farid Haerinejad and with Bahman Ghobadi, director of the opening film No One Knows About Persian Cats. They will discuss the leading role that women played in the widespread demonstrations in June 2009 and the way women will continue to influence the future of Iran. Journalist Eefje Blankevoort will moderate the panel.
Women in Shroud by Farid Haerinejad uses interviews with convicted women and with Sadr herself to depict the discriminatory court practices in Iran. Besides his work as a filmmaker, Haerinejad is also the editor-in-chief of Radio Zamaneh.
Lawyer, activist and former prisoner of conscience Shadi Sadr is an expert on women's rights in Iran. She was once the director of an advisory centre for women since shut down by the government. She also set up a campaign site for equal rights for women. As a result, she has been arrested several times by the Iranian authorities. In November 2009, she received the Human Rights Tulip award from the Dutch government in honour of her extraordinary courage in the face of opposition.