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Nasrin

An immersive portrait of one of the world’s most courageous human rights activists and political prisoners, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. Lynn + Stephen wrote the end credit song, “How Can I Tell You?” which is sung by 4-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo.

NASRIN was filmed in secret, directed, produced and written by Jeff Kaufman and produced by Marcia Ross.

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NOMINATION for BEST SONG IN A DOCUMENTARY, HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS

Release Date: 1 October 2020 (USA)

“An extraordinary, up-close document.”

-Hollywood Reporter”

“An eye-opening and life changing experience. A vital film that should be seen by audiences around the globe.”

-Alliance of Women Film Journalists

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Song arranged and orchestrated by August Eriksmoen

Song produced by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty and August Eriksmoen

Nasrin (2020) Documentary | 92min | 1 October 2020 (USA) 8.8
Director: Jeff KaufmanWriter: Jeff KaufmanStars: Olivia Colman, Ann Curry, Shirin EbadiSummary: Secretly filmed in Iran for over two years, NASRIN is an immersive portrait of human rights activist and political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh and Iran's remarkably resilient women's rights movement. Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in 2018 for representing women who protested Iran's mandatory hijab law and sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman and featuring acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, exiled women's rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin Sotoudeh. With an original song by Tony Award-winning composers Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty with lyrics based on Nasrin's letters from prison to her children; performed by 4-time Grammy winner, Angélique Kidjo.

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Countries: USALanguages: Persian, EnglishBudget: $550,000 (estimated)