Cyrus Nowrasteh's film depicts every gruesome detail of an execution for adultry in Iran
payvand / Deena Guzder
07-Jun-2009 (one comment)

In Southwestern Iran, roughly thirty-five miles outside of the city of Kerman, lies the small village of Kupayeh.  In 1986, French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's car unexpectedly stalled on the steep, narrow roads zigzagging along Kupayeh's austere mountain ridges, stranding him in the wind-whipped village.  Walking among the sand-dusted brick houses, Sahebjam is accosted by a desperate woman, Zahra, who feverishly relates a terrifying village conspiracy involving blackmail, misogyny, and murder. Zahra tells the journalist that she, as a woman in Iran, no longer has a voice and she pleads with him to "take her voice" and tell the world her story.

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Setareh Sabety

no amount of outrage is too much!

by Setareh Sabety on

thank you for this post. timely moment to remember the fact that we stone! we did it under khatami, we did under ahmadinejad. this is a slogan that I love out of the elections frenzy in iran: marg bar taliban cheh kabul cheh tehran!