KCET's Five-Part Documentary Series, 'Bridge to Iran' to Explore Women's Rights During the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections with film, 'We Are Half of Iran's Population'


Calif. - Nov. 18, 2013 - As part

of KCET's five-part documentary series, Bridge to Iran, exploring
the rich lives of Iranian citizens and the vibrant Persian

the fourth installment, We

Are Half of Iran's Population
chronicling women's rights

during the 2009 Iranian presidential elections, will premiere on

Nov. 19 at 9 p.m.



initimate and timely look at the country, We Are Half of Iran's Population,

chronicles the
three months prior to Iran's presidential elections in

June 2009. Iranian women's rights activists -- consisting of a vast spectrum of

different points of views from religious to secular and ordinary women -- are

filmed posing their questions to the 10 candidates; three candidates

their opinions
after watching the film. Former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, however, is not willing to

take part in the film or provide a response. 

The film addresses pressing contemporary issues and exposes

candid opinions.


By the time the film is

finished, three individuals who participated in the film are thrown in prison,

falling victim to the massive post-election detentions and shedding light on

the reality of the situation for women in Iran.



to Iran

hosted by Parisa Soultani is a co-production of CEM Productions and KCETLink.
The series carries viewers into the lives of Iranian

citizens and into the heart and soul of Persian culture, opening new windows on

a largely unknown but vibrant society at a critical point in

world history. For more information, visit http://www.kcet.org/shows/bridge_to_iran/



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