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Press the Button

Feb 12, 2021

A special episode of Press the Button features an exclusive interview with the filmmakers behind Nasrin, a documentary film about Iranian political prisoner Nasrin Sotoudeh. A prominent human rights lawyer and activist, Sotoudeh was arrested in June 2018 for representing women who were protesting Iran’s mandatory hijab law, and she was sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes. An Amnesty International petition calling for her release received over a million signatures from 200 countries. Director/producer Jeff Kaufman and producer Marcia Ross speak with guest host and Ploughshares Fund board member Farshad Farahat about the making of the film, and Sotoudeh's status today.

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