Nasrin Sotoudeh has been named one of the 100 most influential people of 2021 by TIME. Sotoudeh is an impressively determined human rights lawyer, whose optimism and calm fighting spirit are awe-inspiring. But right now, she is paying an enormous price for her courage, serving a 38-year prison sentence.
Ever since Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi encouraged her to get her law degree, Nasrin Sotoudeh has worked for the rights of women, children, religious minorities and many others whose rights are crushed under the Iranian Islamic laws.
This year in the Activist programme we screened Nasrin. The documentary paints a portrait of her work and life, up until her second imprisonment in 2018, and of the broader Iranian women’s rights movement. And when the attention turns to Nasrin’s husband Reza and their two children, it becomes a full-blown love story.
The documentary is available to watch on Vimeo via video on demand.