Since the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran, women are no longer allowed to sing in public as soloists—at least in front of men. Defying censorship and taboos, the young composer Sara Najafi is determined to organize an official concert for solo female singers.
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Des chanteuses résistent à l'oppression de la gouvernance islamique, ne courbent jamais l'échine, elles restent fières et elles-mêmes. Un documentaire que tous les jeunes et ceux séduits par l'islam - devraient voir. Iranian women resist the oppression of Islamic governance, never bow their heads, they remain proud and themselves. A documentary that all young people - especially those attracted by Islam - should see.
The film would have benefited greatly if Sara Najafi let other people speak a little bit more. I was disappointed because I hoped that film was going to go a bit deeper (and wider) about women's issues, but in the end the documentary just follows Sara as she is trying to organize a concert. It's a great feat no doubt, but the film itself was not very interesting.