Title: Nasrin

Filmmakers: Marcia Ross and Jeff Kaufman

Producer: Floating World Pictures

Year: 2020


Synopsis: Secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make this documentary, NASRIN is an immersive portrait of the world’s most honored human rights activist and political prisoner, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. 

Goals: Compelled by Sotoudeh’s current precarious health due to a long-term hunger strike and her imprisonment, the film is launching worldwide through a festival premiere, a virtual launch, as well as urgent high-level screenings. 

Main themes: Social issue; Politics; Women’s rights; LGBTQ rights; children’s rights. 

Core audience: Activists in human rights; Organizations supporting Nasrin Sotoudeh’s work; Academics, researchers, individuals interested in women’s, children’s, LGBTQ rights, law, Middle East affairs, Iranian politics and society. 

What we are doing: After a month of preliminary exploration and research, a full six-month marketing and outreach campaign, leading to high level impact screenings; festival premiere; virtual launch and educational distribution.