Surviving Sex Trafficking
“When we started this journey with Jon in July, we could never have imagined we would be today - with NASRIN out in the world in so many different ways, having a meaningful effect on people and real impact on the lives of Nasrin, Reza, and their children and friends. We so appreciate Jon brining together a tremendous group of people to support the film and most of all Nasrin. I have felt his, and his team’s, concern and efforts directed at supporting her - which has elevated the entire experience to something very special. "
Producers Jeff Kaufman & Marcia Ross
Campaign strategy, budgeting, team building and supervision across US theatrical, domestic VOD, educational, international broadcast, VOD and world wide community screenings. Brought on publicity, outreach, social media and social advertising teams. Oscar campaign for Original Song.
Filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to make this film. NASRIN is an immersive portrait of one of the world’s most courageous human rights activists and political prisoners, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement. Featuring acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, exiled women’s rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin’s equally courageous husband Reza Khandan. In the courts and on the streets, Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBT prisoners, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. She 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. Even from prison, she has continued to challenge the authorities. An Amnesty International petition calling for her release received over a million signatures from 200 countries.
Notable Release Aspects
US theatrical release, domestic VOD and educational, multiple international broadcast sales.