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BE MY VOICE

Nahid Persson
SE US IR UK NO 2021    58' 83'
⚬ Society ⚬ Human Rights 

Synopsis

Journalist and activist Masih Alinejad is the voice of millions of Iranian women rebelling against the forced hijab on social media. 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.

Credits

Director

Nahid Persson

Producers

Nahid Persson, Setareh Lundgren

Production Company

RealReel Doc AB

In collaboration with

SWR/ARTE, RTS, SVT, NRK, DR, VRT, NHK, Knowledge

Cinematography

Nahid Persson, Kambiz Foroohar, R.H, A.F

Editors

Nahid Persson, Rostam Persson

Music

Natali Noor

Sound

André Parklind

Festivals

Göteborg IFF 2021

Film Details

Runtimes 58' 83'
Spoken Languages Farsi, English
Production Countries Sweden, USA, Ireland, UK, Norway

Biography

Born in Shiraz, Iran, Nahid Persson took political asylum in Sweden as a result of her political activism during and after the 1979 revolution in Iran. Since 2000 Nahid has pursued a successful career as a documentary filmmaker in Sweden.

Nahid’s social-political films have been harshly critical of the position of women under the Islamic Republic regime. On a trip to Iran, after the release of her award winning documentary, PROSTITUTION BEHIND THE VEIL, Nahid was arrested and interrogated by the Secret Police. While under house arrest, she was secretly completing her documentary FOUR VIEWS - ONE MAN.

Nahid is the recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Dragon at the Krakow Film Festival, Best International News Documentary at the TV-festival in Monte Carlo, as well as The Crystal Award (Kristallen) by SVT (Swedish State Television), a Guldbagge Award and International Emmy nomination for PROSTITUTION BEHIND THE VEIL. She also received Ganneviksstipendiet in the Film category for her work in the field.

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