Find Out About Human Rights Warrior – Nasrin – The Nelson Mandela Of Our Generation

By Pamela Connellan
on 16 March 2022

A new documentary has been released about Nasrin Sotoudeh – the renowned human rights lawyer who’s been fighting for freedom, equality and women’s rights from inside Iran – one of the world’s most strictly controlled states.

Simply called Nasrin, the documentary was secretly filmed in Iran by women and men who risked arrest to do so. The film follows the life and work of Nasrin – who many hail as the Nelson Mandela of our generation – and the efforts of Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement.

Nasrin is a film that requires your attention. It has received so many acclaimed reviews including:

  • Breathtaking” (The New York Times)
  • This is what a superhero looks like in the real world” (The Guardian)
  • Eye opening…. vivid…. extraordinary” (The Hollywood Reporter)
  • “Riveting. A profile in courage for the 21st century” (Newsweek)

Narrated by Academy Award-winner, Olivia Colman, Nasrin is streaming now on the iwonder platform and was released in time for this year’s recent International Women’s Day. We watch Nasrin as she fights for the rights of women In the courts and on the streets.

She has long fought for the rights of women, children, LGBTQ, religious minorities, journalists, artists, and those facing the death penalty. She was arrested in June of 2018 and sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes, but even from prison, she continues to challenge the authorities.

Nasrin features acclaimed filmmaker, Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Shirin Ebadi, journalist, Ann Curry, exiled women’s rights activist, Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin’s equally courageous husband, Reza Khandan.


iwonder CEO, James Bridges, says of the film: “It’s a privilege to be able to mark this year’s International Women’s Day with the launch of such a powerful and important film, drawing attention to Nasrin Sotoudeh as a source of inspiration to women and men around the world. Her difficult journey is a testament to both the irrepressible spirit of strong women who refuse to be oppressed, and the continuing need for further progress in women’s rights globally, so that stories like hers need not be repeated.”

About iwonder: If you’re new to the iwonder platform, you can watch Nasrin for free by signing up to the 14-day free trial period. At the same time you’ll be able to watch any of the other acclaimed documentary films and series. The platform is $6.99 monthly or $69.90 annually. For more info, visit here.

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