Saturday, May 24, 2014

Saturday Short

Today's short is the trailer for the documentary To Kill a Sparrow by award-winning freelance Iranian photojournalist Zohreh Soleimani. Soleimani's film, produced by the Center for Investigative Journalism in California, tells the tragic story of Soheila of Afghanistan who, at age five, was married to an elderly man to compensate for a crime committed by Soheila's older brother. Soheil fled to be with the man she loved and subsequently was arrested and imprisoned for adultery.

To Kill a Sparrow was an Official Selection of ECU 2014.

Read about Soleimani's introduction to Soheila and the former's decision to document the young woman's story at To Kill a Sparrow. The report "Jailed for Love", from PBS Newshour and CIR, is included on the same page.


Solemani is the author of Zoroastrians in Iran.

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