“NASRIN” narrated by Oscar Winner Olivia Colman – Opens in theaters on December 18 across the nation in virtual cinemas

As of November 10, Nasrin Sotoudeh was released from prison due to health reasons.  
She had just ended her 40+ day hunger strike at the end of October in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.
She is currently home with her husband and daughter. 

This film is her story and is one of the most important documentaries of the year.

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

OPENING THEATRICALLY IN VIRTUAL CINEMAS 
NATIONWIDE STARTING DECEMBER 18TH, 2020

#StandUp4NASRIN

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

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

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

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 has been released from prison due to heath reasons after she ended 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 new hashtag campaign #StandUp4NASRIN continues to grow daily.

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.  

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When: December 18, 2020

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