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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: NASRIN

October 8, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Zoom webinar

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NASRIN is an immersive portrait of attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the world’s most prominent human rights activists and political prisoners. Written and directed by Jeff Kaufman, produced by Marcia Ross, and secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make it, the film also tells the story of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. 

Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in June 2018 for representing women who were protesting Iran’s mandatory hijab law, and she was sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. From prison, she has continued to challenge the authorities. An Amnesty International petition calling for her release received over a million signatures from 200 countries. 


  • Dr. Shirin Ebadi, lawyer, activist, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jeff Kaufman, writer and director of NASRIN
  • Reza Khandan, activist, Nasrin's husband
  • Dr. Abbas Milani, director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University
  • Marietje Schaake, international policy director at Stanford University’s Cyber Policy Center
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Event Sponsor: 
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Middle Eastern and South Asian Law Students Association (MESALSA)
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