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Divorce Iranian Style

Kim Longinotto’s observational documentary delves into Iran’s difficult and one-sided divorce process.

Documentary 1998 76 mins Not rated

Director: Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini


Within a society often stereotyped as strict to point of oppression, Divorce Iranian Style delves into a process that is perhaps now taken for granted within Western culture. Using an observational approach Kim Longinotto unveils a process where the balance of power tips unfairly in the male favour – and startlingly captures both the frustration and anguish when that power dynamic is challenged.