No Burqas Behind Bars (2012) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2013.

Commentary

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

Sequel:

Prison Sisters (2016) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2018.

Subject

Sara and Najibeh’s lives upon release from prison.

Commentary

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 non-fiction