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Mehrdad Oskouei
Norway, Iran
2019
74
min

Sunless Shadows

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Life in an Iranian prison for women tells us just as much about the society outside its walls as it does about crime and punishment.

In an Iranian youth prison, a group of teenage girls are serving long sentences for the killing of a violent father, husband or other male member of the family. The filmmaker Mehrdad Oskouei has formed an unusual relationship with the young prisoners, and he listens to their honest conversations, playful interactions and personal stories. Occasionally, he even hands the camera to the young women themselves. The results are both unexpected, moving and brutally honest. Why did they do what they did? 'Sunless Shadows' is just as much about the position of women in the society outside as it is about life behind the prison walls.

Title
Sunless Shadows
Director(s)
Mehrdad Oskouei
Countries
Norway, Iran
Run time, min
74
Premiere status
Producer
Mehrdad Oskouei, Carsten Aanonsen
Year
2019
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