Reviews of No Burqas Behind Bars (2012) and related work

No Burqas Behind Bars (2012Moving picture, 77 minutes)

Seen in 2013.

The direct feminist point is surprisingly soft. Poverty and religion, two of the major causes of the sex discrimination here, are appropriately foregrounded.

moving picture non-fiction

Prison Sisters (2016Moving picture, 90 minutes)

Seen in 2018.

Sara and Najibeh’s lives upon release from prison.

Equally depressing. Najibeh’s fate in particular is worth keeping in mind when you see a confident, sassy stereotype in a Hollywood comedy; they are not very helpful traits.

moving picture sequel non-fiction