A Woman Without a Name

Female inmates in a Tehran prison give a rare voice to their shocking crimes and punishments

A Woman Without a Name A woman who killed her husband, a woman who killed her children, a woman who killed her rapist; along a dark corridor of prison cells, deep in Tehran, these women speak. With evocative cinematography, devastating interviews and remarkable access, this doc peels back the layers of the women's narratives, uncovering tales of coercion, abuse and drugs. All are victims of a male-dominated society, with the odds stacked against them from the start.


LaurelCPH:DOX - Official Selection 2018
LaurelGolden Tree Documentary Festival - Official Selection 2018
LaurelOcean City Film Festival – Official Selection 2018
LaurelPeloponnese Documentary Film Festival – Nominee for Best Film

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Watch a Q&A with director Farzad Khoshdast here.

The Producers

Farzad Khoshdast - Director

Farzad Khoshdast was born in Mashhad, Iran on 28th June 1978. His grandfather, famous architect Shokrolah Khoshdast, taught him how to draw and paint, inspiring Farzad’s love for art from an early age. At 13, Farzad started acting in a professional theatre group, and at the age of 14, he made his first Super 8 film called “How hard is to Fly”. At art school he studied architecture for two years, followed by graphic design for another two years, before studying cinema at the Iran Cinema Institute. Farzad has made several documentary and feature films now, and he continually pursues his craft to create stories that speak to the world.

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