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Acclaimed Documentary Nasrin Narrated By Oscar Winner Olivia Colman Releases Today

Virgil Films
Presents
In Association with Floating World Pictures
NASRIN

Directed, Produced & Written by Emmy® Nominated Filmmaker Jeff Kaufman
Produced by Emmy® Nominated Filmmaker Marcia S. Ross
Narrated by Academy Award® Winning Actress Olivia Colman
Executive Produced by Jason Rezaian


LAUNCHES ITS STREAMING ENGAGEMENT ON HULU
STARTING JUNE 15, 2021

#FreeNasrin

“This is a must-see film!”
– Gloria Steinem

“Stirring…Eye-opening…Vivid….Extraordinary.”
-The Hollywood Reporter

Directed, produced, and written by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia S. Ross (Emmy® nominated filmmakers of TERRENCE MCNALLY: EVERY ACT OF LIFE), NASRIN is an immersive portrait of one of the world’s most courageous human rights activists and an outspoken leader of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. Currently, she is back in prison after being released due to heath reasons after ending her 40+ day hunger strike in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. 

Millions of people from over 200 nations had called for Nasrin’s release including US President Elect Joe Biden; journalist Christiane Amanpour; journalist/activist Gloria Steinem; author Margaret Atwood; Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, and many others.  The hashtag campaign #FreeNasrin has quickly continued to grow upon the news of her being sent back to prison in Iran!

Secretly filmed in Iran by men and women who risked arrest, NASRIN features interviews with acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, and Nasrin’s husband and fellow-activist Reza Khandan.  The film is narrated by Oscar® winning actress Olivia Colman and also features an original song by Tony Award®-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and performed by 4-time Grammy® winner Angélique Kidjo. In addition, Washington Post columnist and former political prisoner Jason Rezaian serves as one of the film’s Executive Producers.

NASRIN is written, produced and directed by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia S. Ross and edited by Asher Bingham. The music score is composed by Tyler Strickland, and the cinematography is by various women and men in Iran who put themselves at risk to shoot this film and asked to be anonymous.  This is a Floating World Pictures Production. Executive producers include Nina Ansary, Hadi Ghaemi, David and Homeira Hoffman, Nazee Moinian, Jason Rezaian, Ted Snowdon and Duffy Violante, and Kristen Wolf. More information on NASRIN is available at www.nasrinfilm.com.  

Official Selection – 2020 DOC NYC
Official Selection – 2020 Denver Film Festival
Official Selection – 2020 Globe Docs Film Festival

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