After 15 Years, Dissident Iranian Filmmaker Sees Her Movies Get Released

“Film-maker Mania Akbari fled her native Tehran last summer. She is determined to examine marriage, abortion, infidelity and lesbianism at home in Iran. She has explored what it’s like to lose your breasts to cancer. She has made films that have upset and shocked the religious establishment. Now, after 15 years of censorship, ‘of living in fear and frustration’, Akbari is finally seeing her films screened commercially for the first time.”