Zinat, one Special Day

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Zinat, une journée particulière

Zinat, one Special Day

by Ebrahim Mokhtari



Zinat, une journée particulière

Director: Ebrahim Mokhtari

Scriptwriter: Ebrahim Mokhtari

Cinematographer: F. Khosrowshahi


Sound: M. Malakooti



Play Film 
E. Mokhtari 
14, rue Moulin Joly 
75011 Paris 
Tel.: 0033 149230879 
Fax.: 0033 140218844
mail: playfilm@playfilm.fr


Year: 2000

Betacam SP, Colour, 56 min, OV Farsi with French Subtitles

Zinat is the very first woman from the Qeshm island in Southern Iran (on the Persian Gulf) to have withdrawn her Barque, the traditional veil worn by women from this area, in order to work as a nurse. Thirteen years ago she took the responsibility of the village dispen­sary and got involved in social and political activities. On February 26th 1999, she ran in the first local elections organised in Iran under the Khatami presidency. As it is forbidden to film in public on the day of the elections, Ebrahim Mokhtari focuses the film around various positive and negative reactions expressed by the people who visit her house, which results in questioning the position of women in Iranian society today. On the day following the elections, he shows the village's daily life while Zinat reveals her program to change the inhabitants' lives.

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