Women in Shroud

Institute History


Women In Shroud is an 80-minute, color, DV documentary about the violent injustice in the Iranian legal system – particularly towards women. Through verité footage and interviews with women who were accused (often without adequate proof) of adultery and sentenced to the death penalty, as well as interviews with several dedicated women’s rights activists and a volunteer lawyer who have helped to appeal and to overturn these women’s death sentences, the film exposes the arbitrary and highly subjective nature of Iranian judicial justice, and the discriminatory cultural and moral double standards applied by the judges towards sentencing women whom they believed to be guilty of adulterous behavior.


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