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In Conversation with Sona Moghadam

What inspired you to make this film? (“Masoumeh”, 2015. Iran, Sona Moghadam)
Violence and crime of the modern age and their destructive effects, especially on women.

What do you want American audiences to know about this film or about the subject matter?
I want my audience not only in America but also all over the world know that they must protest against widespread violence. We should try to set supportive laws for women and importantly, enforced them

Is it difficult to make films in your home country? Why or why not?
Yes , I think making a film is a daring work. Especially when we work in the field of social documentaries about women. As a women, making films is very difficult and sometimes dangerous work. Because there are many obstacles in our way, we must pass through them.

Is there anything else you want us to know about you as a director or about your film?
Masoumeh could survive this crime with our help and sparkle of hope in her life. If Masoumeh was able to, so can other victims.

“February 2017”