Not only does it look amazing, but the events are astonishingly moving.
Before elections in May 2009, students took to the streets wearing green in support of opposition candidate Mousavi, who promised to turn around years of President Ahmadinejad's economic corruption and brutal social oppression. But on election day, the newspapers, internet and SMS systems mysteriously shut down amid general chaos at polling stations. And with Mousavi so far ahead in popularity, everyone was stunned when he lost in a clear case of government fraud. So hundreds of thousands peacefully protested the loss of their democratic rights. And the miliary opened fire.
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Four women are struggling to cope with their place in Tehran society as their country is going through serious political upheaval. Almost 30, Munis (Toloui) lives with her brother (Zahir), who insists that she find a husband even though she doesn't want one. Her young friend Faezeh (Ferydoni) is trying to do everything the correct way; Zarin (Toth) is trapped working in a brothel. And at nearly 50, Fakhri (Shahrzad) leaves her husband (Tehrani) to open an orchard that becomes an oasis for the other women to escape their restricted lives.
Continue reading: Women Without Men Review
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.