When:
Sunday, Dec 04, 2022 4:00p -
6:00p

Where:
Wasserman Cinematheque at Brandeis University
415 South Street
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

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Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, Movies, Social Good, University

Event website:
https://www.brandeis.edu/rose/programs/2022/resistance-on-film-nasrin.html

Join us for a screening of the documentary NASRIN, about Iranian human rights lawyer and political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh, whose portrait is included in the exhibition Peter Sacks: Resistance.


The film is a revealing portrait of Nasrin Sotoudeh, one of the world’s most courageous human rights activists and a political prisoner in Iran. In the courts and on the streets, Nasrin, a human rights lawyer has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious minorities, journalists, artists, and those who face the death penalty in her native Iran. She was arrested in June 2018 for representing women who protested Iran’s mandatory hijab law, and she was sentenced to 38 years in prison plus 148 lashes. Even from prison, she has continued to challenge the authorities. The film 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.


NASRIN Director, Producer, and Writer Jeff Kaufman and Producer Marcia Ross will introduce the film and, following the screening, will participate in a Q&A moderated by Shahla Haeri, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Boston University. 


ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS


Jeff Kaufman is an American film producer, director, writer, and illustrator. He directed, produced, and wrote the Emmy-nominated American Masters documentary Terrence McNally: Every Act Of Life (2018) featuring Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane, Christine Baranski, and Bryan Cranston. His other documentaries include The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America (2012), The State Of Marriage (2015), and 40 Million: The Struggle For Women’s Rights in Iran. Kaufman has also contributed cartoons and illustrations to The New Yorker, Los Angeles Times, and The New York Times, wrote/illustrated several children's books, and hosted a live daily radio talk show.


Shahla Haeri is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and the former director of the Women’s Studies Program (2001-2010) at Boston University. She has conducted ethnographic research in Iran, Pakistan, and India, focusing on the implications of marriage contracts, gender legal inequality, comparative feminisms and fundamentalisms, and women’s political leadership in the Muslim world. Her forthcoming book, tentatively called Muslim Women’s Paths to Power: From Bilqis to Benazir, concentrates on the challenges of authority faced by charismatic Muslim women sovereigns. She is the author of Law of Desire: Temporary MarriageMut’a, in Iran (1989, Revised Edition 2014) and No Shame for the Sun: Lives of Professional Pakistani Women (2002; 2004 Karachi, Oxford University Press).


Marcia Ross is a casting director and producer. Ross produced the Emmy-nominated American Masters documentary Terrence McNally: Every Act Of Life (2018) featuring Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, and Bryan Cranston. Ross’s other projects include The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America (2012), The State Of Marriage (2015), 40 Million: The Struggle For Women’s Rights in Iran (2020), and Father Joseph (2015). She has a three-decade career as an independent casting director and executive, serving sixteen years as EVP for Casting at Walt Disney Motion Pictures and five years as SVP for Casting and Talent Development at Warner Brothers TV. Her film and television credits include Clueless (1995), Thirtysomething (1987–1988), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Princess Diaries (2001), Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997), Reign of Fire (2002), and Enchanted (2007). 



This program, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Peter Sacks: Resistance, on view through December 30, 2022, is supported by the Edie and Lew Wasserman Fund, and a grant from the Wolf Kahn Foundation.


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