“Shirin Ebadi: Until We Are Free” Film Screening
The first Muslim woman to ever receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran. Now the film, “Shirin Ebadi: Until We Are Free”, tells her story of courage and defiance in the face of a government out to destroy her, her family, and her mission: to bring justice to the people and the country she loves. The Iranian government would end up taking everything from Shirin Ebadi – her marriage, her home, even her Nobel Prize medallion – but the one thing it could never steal was her spirit to fight for justice and a better future for the women of Iran.
“Shirin Ebadi: Until We Are Free” was produced by the PeaceJam Foundation as part of its Nobel Legacy Film Series.
Directed by: Dawn Gifford Engle
Director of Photography: Ivan Suvanjieff Executive Producer: Ivan Suvanjieff
It features four Iranian Women:
Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian human rights activist, lawyer, a former judge, and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
Narges Mohammadi, a human rights defender, and deputy director and spokesperson of the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) in Iran. She is currently imprisoned in Iran.
Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer in Iran. She has represented hundreds of imprisoned Iranian women and opposition activists, and is currently imprisoned in Iran for her work.
Parvin Ardalan, a leading Iranian women’s rights activist, writer and journalist. She was awarded the Olof Palme Prize in 2007 for her struggles for equal rights for men and women in Iran.
Thursday, March 9
Doors at 6:30, Film at 7:00
$10 for adults, $5 for students