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Sānsūr

Six women, who bravely defied the written and unwritten boundaries to freedom of expression in Iran, face the consequences of not conforming to censorship. An artist, schoolteacher, journalist, athlete, musician and actress experienced lay-offs, harassment and arrests. They are forced to either obey, or live a life in exile.



Through their stories, this creative documentary questions what kind of sacrifices are required of Iranian women and what censorship, such as the wearing of the mandatory hijab, means for their identity, individuality and dreams.



This is the story of women seeking freedom, and as they leave behind repression, harassment, arrests and discrimination for the mere fact of being a woman, they slowly find little openings again to laugh, to sing, and to dance.



The feature film project is produced by Rieneke Van Santen and directed by Mostafa Heravi who is an Iranian/Dutch renowned photographer, visual artist and filmmaker.


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