Revolution Books presents...Free Nasrin and ALL Iran’s Political Prisoners: Heroism for These Times
Learn about the courageous life and work of imprisoned human-rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh...the making of this extraordinary film by Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross...the dire situation for political prisoners in Iran...and why all who stand for justice and yearn for a better world should stand with these political prisoners.
Nasrin has been sentenced to decades in prison and dozens of lashes. She now has COVID-19 and a heart condition but continues to challenge the authorities and advocate for other political prisoners.
Nasrin was filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make the film. “Nasrin will make you angry at injustice, and give you hope. This is a must-see film!” - Gloria Steinem
Held Sunday, February 7, 2021 the panel featured:
**Jeff Kaufman co-produced, directed, and wrote Nasrin. He also made the Emmy-nominated documentary Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life and other documentaries, short films for Amnesty International, and programs for the Discovery and History Channels.
**Marcia S. Ross co-produced Nasrin. She has been an independent casting director and casting executive for three decades at Walt Disney Motion Pictures and Warner Brothers TV. Film and TV credits include Clueless, Murder in Mississippi, and The Princess Diaries.
**Dr. Shahrzad Mojab is director of Critical Studies in Equity & Solidarity, New College at the University of Toronto. She is the author of several books including Revolutionary Learning: Marxism, Feminism and Knowledge; Marxism and Feminism; and The Art of Resistance in the Middle East.
**Karin Deutsch Karlekar is director of PEN America’s Free Expression At Risk Programs. She has almost two decades of experience in global free expression, press freedom, and digital rights issues, as well as advocacy and assistance work on behalf of writers, bloggers, and journalists.
**Kave Milani is a political activist and representative of “Burn the Cage, Free the Birds” campaign in Europe -- in solidarity with political prisoners in Iran.
**Raymond Lotta, host and moderator, is on the staff of Revolution Books in Harlem, a political economist and writer for revcom.us, and an advocate for the new communism developed by Bob Avakian.
**Short videos from Maryam Claren, daughter of political prisoner Nahid Taghavi; and revolutionary artist Shekib Mosadeq performing “Burn the Cage.”
excerpt: “It’s Not Our Embassy!”