WOMAN IN SHROUD
Mohammad Reza Kazemi & Farid Haerinejad
Time: 72 min., DV, color, 2009
Language: Persian & English, Subtitle; English)
Winner of Justice Award, Cinema for Peace 2010, Berlin:
Special Mention One World FF Brussels 2010
Women in Shroud, is an in-depth look into the stoning of women who are found guilty of adultery in Iran.
The film demonstrates the efforts of women’s rights groups and campaigners who work day and
night to put an end to these executions by demanding the abolishment of the associated laws in the
Iranian Islamic Penal Code.
Women in Shroud was the recipient of the prestigious Sundance Institute Documentary Grant and Jan Vrijman Fund .
Cinema for Peace presented Farid Haerinejad with their Justice Award along with
Mohammad Reza Kazemi for co-directing this film (Berlin, 2010).
On occasion of Human Rights Day in 2009, Women in Shroud was screened at the Senate of Canada for an audience of ambassadors, honourable justices, senators and members of the Parliament. Women in Shroud has since been screened in various foreign-office venues and embassies around the world helping raise much needed international awareness about the issue of stoning in Iran.