Divorce Iranian Style

1998, Movie, NR, 80 mins

Divorce Iranian Style
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...
Released: 1998 Rated: NR Length: 80 mins

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