Runaway

Synopsis
This film is set in a refuge for girls in Tehran and follows the stories of five girls who come here. These girls, in leaving a situation that has become intolerable, show incredible courage and resourcefulness. The film explores their experience of male authority, their longing for respect and freedom, and their hopes for a brighter future. The centre is run by the dynamic and charismatic Mrs Shirazi, who protects the girls from their families and helps them to renegotiate their relationships. The film shows how Iranian women are learning to challenge the old rules, and how rapidly their country is changing.

The DVD also contains an interview with director Kim Longinotto, Booklet essays by Mark Cousins and Ziba Mir-Hosseini and the feature DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2001
Notes
The DVD version from Secondrun and retail outlets also contains the Kim Longinotto documentary DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE
Subjects
Anthropology; Women’s studies
Keywords
Iran; social anthropology; women

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
87 minutes
Year
2009

Type
VHS
Format
PAL NTSC
Price
£50.00 (RAI)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
87 minutes
Year
2002

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.
Name

Second Run DVD

Email
info@secondrundvd.com
Web
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Phone
020 8324 2400
Address
12 Chessing Court
Fortis Green Road
London
N10
Notes
A niche-market video label and distributor, specialising in being the first to release important and award-winning films from around the world. Sale via online shop or retail outlets.

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