2th DMZ Docs(2010)
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The Women’s Rights Activists of Iran, abroad coalition that encompasses a vast spectrum of women’s perspectives pose their questions to the 10th presidential candidates of Iran. Three of the candidates then discuss their opinions after watching the film. Incumbent President Ahmadinejad, however, is not willing to appear in the film or to respond to it. By the time the film is released, three of the individuals who have taken part have already been imprisoned.
A director and screenwriter, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad was born in 1954 in Tehran. She has a B.A. in film directing from Dramatic Arts University and began her career as a documentary filmmaker for Iranian TV, and made her first feature film in 1987. There is a social attitude in her works and women play the leading role in most of them. Her films have been successful world-wide and the winner of many international awards. She's been the member of jury in several international film festivals, and is now considered as one of the best Iranian directors. We Are Half of Iran'sPopulation(2009)Ma Nimi az Jamiat Iranim(2008)Our Times (2002) Gilaneh (2005) Mainline (2006)
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