Be My Voice

dir. Nahid Persson / 2021 / Sweden, Norway, Iran, USA, Ireland / 94min.
Journalist and activist Masih Alinejad is the voice of millions of Iranian women rebelling on social media against the hijab forced upon them

Journalist and activist Masih Alinejad is the voice of millions of Iranian women rebelling on social media against the hijab forced upon them. Leading one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in today’s Iran, Masih uses her freedom in exile to amplify the protest in her home country. The regime tightens its grip to regain control, and Masih’s courage is tested when violence and oppression threaten her own family members.

duration:
94 min
country / year of production:
Sweden, Norway, Iran, USA, Ireland / 2021
director:
Nahid Persson
cinematography:
Nahid Persson, Kambiz Foroohar, A.F., R.H.
producer:
Nahid Persson, Setareh Lundgren / Real Reel
selected festivals and awards:
2021 – DOC NYC, New York; 2021 – Göteborg IFF
sections:
We Can Be Heroes
competitions:
Amnesty International Poland Award
tags:
freedom of speech internet human rights feminism Middle East activism protest

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