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RUNAWAY

Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini
GB, 2001
Documentaries, 87min, OmeU

RUNAWAY

Kim Longinotto, Ziba Mir-Hosseini
GB, 2001
Documentaries, 87min, OmeU

Sound: 
Mary Milton
Camera: 
Kim Longinotto
Editor: 
Ollie Huddleton
Production: 
Vixen Films 13 Aubert Park London N5 1TL, Großbritannien T 20 7359 7368 F 20 7359 7368
World Sales: 
Vixen Films 13 Aubert Park London N5 1TL, Großbritannien T 20 7359 7368 F 20 7359 7368
Format: 
35 mm
Color

A powerful, heart-breaking documentary about a group of young runaway girls who are taken to a womens shelter in Tehran. The film focuses on the sufferings of young girls who struggle to free themselves from the tyrannical and abusive power of their families, mainly their fathers, brothers, and stepfathers. The sisterly feelings of the girls towards each other, their spiritual strength, their courage to rebel, and their wit are shown with a great degree of compassion and empathy. Although the film
focuses on the poor uneducated families, the issue of confinement and abuse goes beyond the issue of class when it comes to the problem of domestic violence and the desire to control women through anger, aggression, and madness. (Mehrnaz Saeed)