Kim Longinotto is renowned for creating extraordinarily intimate portraits of women on the fringes of society, tackling controversial topics with sensitivity and compassion. Filmed with empathy and humanity, they are gripping testimony to the transformative power of hope.
Ziba Mir-Hosseini is an Iranian-born legal anthropologist, specialising in Islamic law, gender and development. A frequent commentator on women's rights in Iran, she collaborated with Longinotto on these two titles.
Divorce Iranian Style unfolds inside an Iranian divorce court, providing a subtle and intimate look at the lives of women in a country stereotypically associated with fanaticism and oppression. Astute and beautifully observed, the film reveals the ingenuity and humour with which Iranian women negotiate the restrictions of their society.
Runaway follows the stories of five young girls who arrive at a refuge in Iran’s capital city Tehran, having run away from abusive or neglectful families. Some are in despair, others are simply mischievous; but somehow they must all learn to face the future.