By Liisa Cohen
The opening frames had my heart pounding, the ending frames had me in tears.
NASRIN is a deeply moving, heart breaking and all too real story of Nasrin Sotoudeh, an attorney, human rights activist and political prisoner in Iran. With the back drop of modern day Iran, director/ writer/producer Jeff Kaufman and cinematographer “anonymous” risked their lives to tell the story of one who has given her life to the struggle for the freedom of Iran’s Women and children.
Perfectly edited and accompanied by music from Lynn Ahrens, NASRIN leaves one with the burning question: “How can I help?”.
Iranian authorities have ordered the re-imprisonment of women’s rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh, winner of the 2011 PEN/Barbara Goldsmith Freedom to Write Award. Nasrin Sotoudeh had been granted a temporary furlough on November 7 after she sustained a lengthy hunger strike and a bout with COVID-19.