PROSTITUTION BEHIND THE VEIL

PROSTITUTION BAG SLØRET

By Nahid PERSSON

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Documentary - Completed 2005


    • Year of production
    • 2005
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • DENMARK
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Nahid PERSSON
    • Producer(s)
    • Jakob HØGEL
    • Synopsis
    • This film unveils the lives of two women, Minna and Fariba, in a city in Iran. They both make a living from finding male customers on the streets.
      The film explores their everyday life and the way prostitution functions in a country where it is banned and where adultery is persecuted, sometimes resulting in capital punishment. Many of the women's punters find a way to buy sex and still comply in Muslim law: they marry with the women in what is called 'Sighe', a temporary marriage legal in Shia Islam. 'Sighe' can last from two hours up to 99 years. The film follows the women for more than a year.
      Altogether a sympatic and naked portrait of two women’s tabulated life in a closed and paradoxical society.
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