Narrated by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman and secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest, this film follows the work and life of renowned human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh.

In the courts and on the streets, Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBTQ, religious minorities, journalists, artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in June 2018 and sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. Even from prison, she has continued to challenge the authorities. 

Features acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, exiled women’s rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin’s equally courageous husband Reza Khandan.

“Eye opening…..vivid….extraordinary.”  – The Hollywood Reporter

“Breathtaking”  – The New York Times 

“A movie that really has to be seen”– Newsweek

“Fascinating and moving”.  – France 24


  • Year: 2020
  • Duration: 90 & 58 mins
  • Production: Floating World Pictures
  • Director: Jeff Kaufman
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA, ESP, ITA, GER
  • Country of production: USA



  • “Seal of Peace” Award for Best Documentary at Festival Internazionale Cinema e Donne di Firenze 2020 (Italy), DOC NYC 2020 (USA), Boston GlobeDocs Fest 2020 (USA), Denver Film Festival 2020 (USA), Global Health Film Festival 2020 (UK), Festival Cinéma & Droits Humains 2021 (Paris, France), and German Premiere organized by Human Rights Film Festival Berlin & Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival 2020 (Germany), Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics 2021 (UK & Ireland), Movies That Matter 2021 (Netherlands), Iranian Film Festival Zurich 2021 (Switzerland), Globale Mittelhessen Film Festival 2021 (Germany), Terra Di Tutti Film Festival 2021 (Italy), Human Rights Documentary Film Days 2021 (Turkey)

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