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The Resource Prostitution behind the veil, by Nahid Persson, (electronic resource)

Prostitution behind the veil, by Nahid Persson, (electronic resource)

Label
Prostitution behind the veil
Title
Prostitution behind the veil
Statement of responsibility
by Nahid Persson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
per
Summary
Prostitution Behind the Veil explores the lives of two Iranian prostitutes in an uncompromising but sympathetic manner. This cutting-edge film illustrates how prostitution functions in a country where it is banned and where adultery sometimes results in capital punishment. Minna and Fariba, who are good friends, have to make money to support both their children and their drug habits. They find male customers on the streets and have the dilemma of whether to bring their children along with them when they have sex with various men, or to leave the children alone at home. They describe their middle class backgrounds and how mendacious men and drugs led them into prostitution. Men in Iran can find a way to buy sex and still comply with Muslim law by way of "Sighe," a temporary marriage legal in Shia Islam. A Sighe marriage can last from two hours up to 99 years. Both Minna and Fariba participate in this pseudo-marriage with many of their customers . This is a heartfelt film by the director who fled Iran twenty years ago. She was horrified by the widespread prostitution and the huge drug problem. Her comments add perspective and contextual information to the unfolding events
Awards note
  • SilverDocs Festival, 2005
  • Tribeca Film Festival, 2005
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Persson, Nahid
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in Farsi with English subtitles
Runtime
53
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitution
  • Prostitution
  • Iran
Target audience
general
Label
Prostitution behind the veil, by Nahid Persson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642925
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1642925/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210267
  • (OCoLC)747797542
Video recording format
other
Label
Prostitution behind the veil, by Nahid Persson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1642925
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1642925/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (53 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a210267
  • (OCoLC)747797542
Video recording format
other

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