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  1. Forbidden Voices: How to Start a Revolution with a Computer (2013)

    Director
    Miller Freeman plc
    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 96 minutes), $395.00

    Documentary about three young women who use social media to document, denounce and combat violations of human rights and free speech in their countries. Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi are...

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  2. All the World’s a Stage: Dress Rehearsal/Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor (2011)

    Director
    Nasser Taghavi; Dennis Bablet
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 1 NTSC, 64, 145 minutes), $39.95

    A 2 DVD pack containing ancient and modern performances. DRESS REHEARSAL: THE BRAVE HURR’S TA’ZIEH provides a rare opportunity to witness the performance of a ta’zieh, an ancient and uniquely Iranian...

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  3. This is Not a Film (2010)

    Director
    Jafar Panahi
    Subject
    Film studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 75 minutes), £14.99

    Film by Iranian director Jafar Panahi, made on an iPhone and a DV camera, documenting the director’s house arrest in his Tehran apartment as he awaits the result of his appeal against his twenty-year ban...

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  4. Arusi Persian Wedding (2008)

    Director
    Marjan Tehrani
    Subject
    Religious studies; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 NTSC, 63 minutes), $295.00 (institutional rate)

    For filmmaker Marjan Tehrani and her brother Alex, growing up Iranian-American has always meant being caught between two worlds. With unique perspective and intimate storytelling, Tehrani brings to life a...

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  5. Iran Hostage Crisis: 444 Days to Freedom - What Really Happened in Iran (2006)

    Director
    Les Harris
    Subject
    Politics & government
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 96 minutes), £19.99

    On November 4, 1979, a group of radical Islamic students swarmed into U.S. embassy in Tehran, took its staff hostage, and demanded that the American government return the Shah to Iran. 444 days later the...

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  6. Once Upon a Time in Iran (2006)

    aka: Pilgrimage to Karbala

    Director
    Kevin Sim
    Producer
    Rebecca Dobbs
    Subject
    Politics & government; Religious studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 90 minutes), £12.99

    In the summer of 2006,a bus full of pilgrims left Tehran in Iran on the dangerous journey to Karbala in Iraq. ONCE UPON A TIME IN IRAN follows this breath-taking journey - a spiritual and emotional...

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  7. Runaway (2002)

    Subject
    Anthropology; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 87 minutes), £12.99

    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...

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  8. Divorce Iranian Style (1999)

    Director
    Kim Longinotto
    Subject
    Anthropology; Law; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 80 minutes), £12.99 (retail, Secondrun)

    Observes some of the cases brought before the Family Law Courts in Tehran. The three main characters are Jamileh, who punishes her husband for beating her; Ziba, a 16-year-old girl who is trying to get a...

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  9. Divorce Iranian Style / Runaway (1997)

    Director
    Kim Longinotto; Ziba Mir-Hosseini
    Subject
    Anthropology; Women’s studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 167 minutes), £12.99

    This DVD features two films by Kim Longinotto, whose work is characterised by a sensitive and compassionate approach to her subject matter, which often concerns women on the fringes of society. DIVORCE...

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  10. Women’s Rights...the Story So Far (1996 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Women’s studies
    Distribution
    CD-ROM

    A compilation of articles, photographs, and illustrations on women’s rights, selected from the archives of ‘The Times’. Looks at the suffragette movement and more recent struggles such the campaign for...

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