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Audio Described Version: Seven Winters in Tehran

Documentary 1h 37m 2023

US Digital Premiere

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Tehran, July 2007: Reyhaneh Jabarri has a business meeting with a new client. When he locks her in the apartment and attempts to rape her, she reacts in self-defense by stabbing him. Later that day, she is arrested for murder, and her trial results in a death sentence. Using secretly recorded videos provided by Reyhaneh’s family, their testimonies, and the beautiful, lyrical letters written by Reyhaneh from prison, voiced by Holy Spider actress Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Seven Winters in Tehran opens a window into the many ways women are oppressed and silenced in Iran, and the immense risks taken by those who defend and support them. This energizing documentary not only highlights the women’s efforts behind this case, but also shows a truly incredible figure in Reyhaneh, who became a symbol of resistance and women’s rights worldwide.

Seven Winters in Tehran shows very clearly the patriarchy and injustices experienced by women in Iran, as well as how laws protect the honor of men.” - Regina Tames, Deputy Director, Women’s Rights, Human Rights Watch   Winner, Compass-Perspektive-Award, Berlinale 2023 Winner, Peace Film Prize, Berlinale 2023

Content Advisory This film contains descriptions of rape, sexual enslavement involving a minor, imprisonment, torture, and execution.

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Language

Farsi