NASRIN: The Documentary That Gives Voice to Iran’s Human Rights Activist
NASRIN is a powerful new documentary film narrated by Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman that centers on the life of Iranian human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh. Directed, produced, and written by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Jeff Kaufman, and produced by Marcia S. Ross, the film is an immersive portrait of one of the world’s most courageous human rights activists and an outspoken leader of Iran’s women’s rights movement.
Currently serving a long sentence in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison, Nasrin is in the fifth week of a hunger strike. Millions of people from over 200 nations have called for her release, including former US Vice-President Joe Biden, journalist Christiane Amanpour, and many others. 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 Flaherty, performed by 4-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo. In addition, Washington Post columnist and former political prisoner Jason Rezaian serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers.
NASRIN is a powerful reminder of the importance of human rights and the courage of those who fight for them. It is a must-see documentary that offers a rare glimpse into the life of an extraordinary woman who refuses to back down in the face of oppression.