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"..a stirring look at how a personal story can be swept up in the winds of history."  LA Times 

A student activist in Iran's 1979 revolution that overthrew the dictatorial Shah, Nahid Persson Sarvestani fled to Sweden with her baby after Islamists seized power and began persecuting leftists who had been their revolutionary allies.  Three decades later, events in Iran inspire Nahid to revisit that part of her life.  Prompted by brutal crackdowns on anti-government protests in 2009 and long-suppressed guilt for abandoning a younger brother to imprisonment and death, the internationally acclaimed filmmaker locates and reunites with five female activists who survived torture and terror in the Islamist regime's jails.  Now living in exile, the women share gripping accounts of how their jailers tried to break them physically and spiritually, and describe what sustained them during these horrible ordeals.  With the support of these stalwart survivors, Sarvestani finds answers to haunting questions about her brother's last days.  Shifting skillfully between past and present, this deeply personal documentary is an essential resource for understanding Iran today. 

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To celebrate this new release, WMM is offering a 50% discount on select Iranian titles when you purchase MY STOLEN REVOLUTION at list price! Choose from these films below that cover a wide array of women's issues in Iran, from polygamy to artistic expression. Use promo code MSRE14 to apply your discount. 

Warm, revealing and surprisingly funny, Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami's portrait of an unlikely artist shows us that true talent refuses to be stifled, and you don't need an education to channel your emotions into art.

Directed by acclaimed director Kim Longinotto. Hilarious, tragic, stirring, this fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court provides a unique window into the intimate circumstances of Iranian women's lives.

From Nahid Persson Sarvestani (My Stolen Revolution), comes an intimate portrait of a polygamist Iranian family. Humorous and heartbreaking, we follow the women's daily lives as they are both bitter rivals and co-conspirators against their abusive husband.

Directed by the acclaimed Iranian actress Mahnaz Afzali and filmed entirely inside a ladies washroom in a public park in Tehran, this absorbing documentary shatters Western preconceptions of Iranian women. 


In this fascinating and very personal documentary, Director Persheng's interviews with her family reveal some of the complex layers of expatriate, national and cultural identities.

Offer expires 06/15/14. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Other exceptions may apply. 


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