POWERFUL NEW DOCUMENTARY NARRATED BY OSCAR® WINNING ACTRESS OLIVIA COLMAN, NASRIN, MAKES NEW YORK PREMIERE AT THE 2020 DOC NYC FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 9-17
THE LIFE OF IRANIAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER AND ACTIVIST – NASRIN SOTOUDEH
IS AT THE CENTER OF THIS FILM DIRECTED, PRODUCED & WRITTEN BY EMMY® NOMINATED FILMMAKER JEFF KAUFMAN AND PRODUCED BY EMMY® NOMINATED FILMMAKER MARCIA S. ROSS
OCTOBER 16, 2020 (Los Angeles) – Floating World Pictures is proud to announce the New York premiere of the powerful new documentary film, NASRIN, centering on the life of the unstoppable Iranian human rights lawyer and activist, Nasrin Sotoudeh at the upcoming 2020 DOC NYC November 9 – 17, 2020.
Directed, produced, and written by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia S. Ross(Emmy® nominated filmmakers of TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE), NASRIN is an immersive portrait of one of the world’s most courageous human rights activists and an outspoken leader of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. Currently, she is in the fifth week of a hunger strike and serving a long sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. Millions of people from over 200 nations have called for Nasrin’s release including former US Vice-President Joe Biden; journalist Christiane Amanpour; journalist/activist Gloria Steinem; author Margaret Atwood; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and many others. The hashtag campaign #FreeNasrin continues to grow daily.
Secretly filmed in Iran by men and women who risked arrest, NASRIN features interviews with acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, and Nasrin’s husband and fellow-activist Reza Khandan. The film also features an original song by Tony Award®-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flahertyand performed by 4-time Grammy® winner Angélique Kidjo. In addition, Washington Postcolumnist and former political prisoner Jason Rezaian serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers.
NASRIN is written, produced and directed by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia S. Ross and edited by Asher Bingham. The music score is composed by Tyler Strickland, and the cinematography is by various women and men in Iran who put themselves at risk to shoot this film and asked to be anonymous. This is a Floating World Pictures Production. Executive producers include Nina Ansary, Hadi Ghaemi, David and Homeira Hoffman, Nazee Moinian, Jason Rezaian, Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, and Kristen Wolf. More information on NASRIN is available at www.nasrinfilm.com .
The film is represented for North American Sales by Virgil Entertainment.