Reviews of No Burqas Behind Bars (2012) and related work
- Sequel: Prison Sisters (2016)
No Burqas Behind Bars (2012)
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.
‣ Prison Sisters (2016)
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.