Hi All,


I'm writing from Women Make Movies, the leading nonprofit distributor of
films by and about women. I thought the members of this listserv would
be interested in our newest release, MY STOLEN REVOLUTION, a stirring
documentary that Film Pulse calls "...a powerful testament to an
unyielding human spirit."


MY STOLEN REVOLUTION is essential viewing for any course studying
Iranian history, Middle Eastern women's studies, Islamic studies, prison
studies, psychology, and torture. Nahid Presson Sarvestani takes us on a
deeply personal journey, exploring the 1979 revolution in Iran from the
perspective of the women who suffered through it. 





A student activist in Iran's 1979 revolution that overthrew the
dictatorial Shah, Nahid Persson Sarvestani fled to Sweden with her baby
after Islamists seized power and began persecuting leftists who had been
their revolutionary allies. Three decades later, events in Iran inspire
Nahid to revisit that part of her life. Prompted by brutal crackdowns on
anti-government protests in 2009 and long-suppressed guilt for
abandoning a younger brother to imprisonment and death, the
internationally acclaimed filmmaker locates and reunites with five
female activists who survived torture and terror in the Islamist
regime's jails. Now living in exile, the women share gripping accounts
of how their jailers tried to break them physically and spiritually, and
describe what sustained them during these horrible ordeals. With the
support of these stalwart survivors, Sarvestani finds answers to
haunting questions about her brother's last days. Shifting skillfully
between past and present, this deeply personal documentary is an
essential resource for understanding Iran today.


A film by Nahid Persson Sarvestani 

2013, 75 minutes, Color, DVD, Swedish/Farsi, English Subtitles


Institutional Price: $350.00

DVD Rental Price: $125.00

K-12, Public Libraries, Community Groups: $89.00


Watch the trailer <>

Purchase the film <>





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Prepayment. Payment may be made by institutional check, money order, or
Visa, MasterCard, AMEX.


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Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your




Amy Aquilino

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