Nasrin documentary opens December 19th

Screening in Canada and the U.S.




Secretly filmed in Iran, with the filmmakers risking arrest, NASRIN is an immersive portrait of the world’s most honored human rights activist and political prisoner, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of the remarkably resilient Iranian women’s rights movement.

In the courts and on the streets, Nasrin Sotoudeh has long fought for the rights of women, children, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. In the midst of filming, Nasrin was arrested in June 2018 for representing women who were protesting Iran’s mandatory hijab law. She was sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. Nasrin was released on November 7th of this year on temporary furlough testing positive for the corona virus on November 11th. She was returned to Gharchak Women’s Prison in Tehran on December 2nd, against the advice of medical professionals.

Film by Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross

Featuring acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and journalist Ann Curry. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman.

Check out the film’s trailer here

Book tickets to a virtual screening and support local cinemas:

The film will be available virtually through cinemas across the United States and Canada. For those of you who have not not yet had the experience of seeing movies this way, instead of purchasing a ticket to watch in a theater, you can click on one of the links below to purchase a stream of the film to view anywhere you are, on any device you prefer. Although we cannot offer hot buttered popcorn, your ticket will come with bonus content including a message from Academy Award winning actress Olivia Colman, a conversation with Washington Post columnist Jason Rezaian, and special guests Rainn Wilson & Angelique Kidjo. You can find your tickets here:

USA / Lumiere Los Angeles:

CANADA / Cinecenta Victoria, BC:

What the world has to say about NASRIN:

Gloria Steinem: “Nasrin – the woman and the documentary – will make you angry at injustice, and give you hope. This is a must-see film!” 

Margaret Atwood: ”Nasrin Sotoudeh is an extraordinarily brave woman. I urge you to see this timely and important film!” 

Nicholas Kristoff, New York Times: ”Nasrin Sotoudeh should win the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a hero for our age.”

The Guardian: “Long the voice of the voiceless in Iran, Nasrin Sotoudeh requires every ounce of her extraordinary courage to avoid being silenced herself.”

The Independent: “Nasrin Sotoudeh is Iran’s Nelson Mandela.”

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