No Choice

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Showings

The Main 3 Sun, Aug 21 2:00 PM
Film Info
Program:MSP Iranian Film Festival
Release Year:2020
Runtime:108 min
Country/Region:Iran
Language:Farsi
Print Source:Iranian Independents
Tags:Drama
Social Justice
Women Directors
Women's Rights
Cast/Crew
Director:Reza Dormishian
Producer:Reza Dormishian
Screenwriter:Reza Dormishian
Principal Cast:Motamed Aria FATEMEH
Negar JAVAHERIAN
Parsa PIROOZFAR
Bahman FARMAN ARA
Pardis AHMADIEH
Mojtaba PIRZADEH
Babak KARIMI

Description

SCREENING SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

About the Film

Three woman living in three different circumstances in Iran; A homeless girl, a human rights lawyer, and a gynecologist. Golbahar, A sixteen-year-old girl, has been in the business of making babies for sale since she was eleven. The story begins when Golbahar is sold to a middle-aged man to have a baby for him. After a month, Golbahar is still not pregnant. Her pimp threatens to kill her, if she does not get pregnant soon. Golbahar undertakes some medical tests and to her surprises she finds out that her tubes have been tied. Golbahar has no knowledge of such operation ever done. She is suspicious that surgery was done when she was hospitalized for an accident she had a while back. A social worker introduces her to a lawyer. The lawyer believes that Golbahar's situation is the result of an unofficial national plan to euthanize the homeless in Iran to control their rising population. Her research leads to finding the gynecologist responsible, however, she does not admit.