Rowdier than Judge Judy
and much more enlightening, this eye-opening documentary goes inside the Iranian divorce-court system for a revealing look at marital rules and roles under Islamic family law. Award-winning documentarian Kim Longinotto and
Iranian anthropologist Ziba Mir-Hosseini take their cameras inside a cramped, overcrowded Tehran courtroom to record the efforts of several Iranian women attempting to divorce their husbands. While divorce is a fairly routine affair for Iranian men -- it's usually theirs for the asking -- it's far
more difficult for women: Insanity, inability to father a child and "deception upon marriage" are the few conditions und...