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Women Come Out of the House (Zanan Az Khaneh)

Director: Manijeh Hekmat

Year: 2006

Country: Iran

Length: 95 min

Language: Persian


This documentary features Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian activist who won the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize award for her efforts promoting human rights in Iran. It presents a realistic picture of shifting identities for Iranian women today and defies stereotypes by showing a variety of Iranian women in rural and urban areas, educated and uneducated, devout and not, young and old - all with strong points of views about what it is like to be a woman in contemporary Iran.