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Summary: Mitra, in prison for killing her violent stepfather, confronts new warden Tahereh on the eve of a riot, fearlessly challenging her dogmatic views - which, over time, begin to change. This movie has been banned in Iran.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WOM

Summary: American Betty Mahmoody goes with her daughter and her Iranian-born husband to his native Iran for a vacation. Soon Betty discovers her husband doesn't intend to ever return to America. He will let her go, but her daughter must stay. As a stranger in a foreign police state, Betty has no money, no friends, no rights, and makes a desperate, heroic bid to escape with her child.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2001

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA NOT

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD NOT RATED PG-13

Summary: When a journalist is stranded in her remote village, Zahra takes a bold chance to reveal what the villagers will stop at nothing to keep hidden. Thus begins the remarkable story of what happened to Soraya, a kind-spirited woman whose bad marriage leads her cruel, divorce-seeking husband to trump up false charges of infidelity, which carry an unimaginable penalty.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN STO

Summary: When an Iranian widow takes over her husband's truck stop restaurant after his death, she must hide in the kitchen so she doesn't cause a scandal. Now her brother-in-law wants to be with her for the cafe, while a customer just wants to be with her.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2007

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BOR

Summary: Reza and Leila, an attractive and affluent young couple deeply in love and recently married, discover that Leila is unable to conceive. Invoking tradition, Reza's mother convinces her daughter-in-law that Reza must, out of necessity, take a second wife to produce an heir. The heartbreak that follows is "in a word, devastating." (The New York Times) Called "the most interesting and accomplished...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Run Features 2000

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Summary: Three portraits of women at three stages of life in Iran, including a nine-year-old girl told she can no longer play with boys because she is now a "woman", a young woman who enters a bicycle race against her husband's wishes, and an old woman who gains money and the freedom to do what she wishes with it. Special features include text of the director's statement, interview, and filmography.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2005

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DAY

Summary: This film offers insights into the lives of women in Iran. As the narrative dynamically shifts from woman to woman, their stories culminate with tremendous potency, transforming a shared sense of dispair and injustice into one of kinship and even hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fox Lorber Films 2001

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN CIR

Summary: James Bond joins forces with NASA scientist Holly Goodhead to prevent a power-mad industrialist from destroying human life on Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2007

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Summary: In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TEH

Summary: During the Iran-Iraq war, an aging Iranian-Kurd musician hears that his wife, a singer with a magical voice, who deserted him for his best friend and fled to Iraq, is in trouble. He cons his two sons into accompanying him on the search and they embark on an adventure filled with music, romance and danger.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Wellspring Media 2003

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN MAR