Good documentary, it's coherent and doesn't require narration or any sort of explanation. It's quite powerful and exposes the dark part of human nature, how brutally one human can repress and abuse another, all within the same culture and justified by religion. Significant improvement over "Divorce Iranian Style".
This is an amazing film that follows girls and women who've runaway to a Refuge centre in Tehran because they have been neglected or mistreated by their families. The women who run the Refuge are practical and strong and threaten the men who beat their women with the police and the International Court in The Hague if they do not mend their ways
'Every life knows hardship', true, but some lives know so much more than others. The refuge women do a great job, working with compassion and understanding for the girls and their families. How many more girls and women out there suffering the beatings and worse and not finding the care offered here. Lets hope the girls we see portrayed move on to better situations, seems doubtful in some cases though.
The entirely detached approach works less well than in Divorce Iranian Style. Still an interesting piece but falling a bit between CCTV footage and documentary as the shooting team never makes their presence appear in the film. The people involved are on the other hand, well aware of the camera.
An austere film of surfaces; a single location, with dialogue concealing the conventions for resolution of the girls' situation. No questions are asked. The girls are paradoxically disposable (within the family) and yet their adherence to the moral code seems the most important factor in society. The viewer may guess how this society functions.. the origin of the refuge, the intervention of the law to abuse cases.