Zinat is a health worker living in the remote village in the Island of Qeshm in the Persian Gulf, where women's lives are very much restricted to the home. In the local municipality elections she runs against a man. She lives an ordinary woman's life, cooking and tending to her home, but the political activity takes up much of her time now, amidst her supportive family and friends.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Director Ebrahim Mokhtari began making documentaries for Iranian television and established himself as one of the first, prominent documentary filmmakers in the country.
Zinat - One Special Day (2000)
Mokarrameh: Memories and Dreams (1999)
Mullah Khadijeh and the Kids (1996)
Zinat (feature film, 1993)
A Fishing Journey (1986)
The Tenancy (1982)
Balouchi Bread (1980)
The Jockey (1975)
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About Bridge to Iran
Bridge to Iran is a unique series on Link TV that showcases documentary films by contemporary independent Iranian filmmakers who live and work in Iran. This nationally-broadcast series will provide a fresh view of what ordinary Iranians are concerned about and the issues they grapple with. The series covers a wide-ranging scope of subjects: first-hand accounts by young girls facing womanhood within an Islamic society; religious pilgrims who risk their lives to visit a holy site in war-torn Iraq; rural life and political awareness; and an energetic and surprising exploration of Tehran as a mega metropolis.
This is the first time an American television channel has presented a series of documentary films about Iran by Iranian filmmakers. The result is a shattering of our preconceived ideas about a nation and culture that most Americans have little or no real knowledge or experience of. Documentaries in the series are introduced by Salome Azizi, the Bridge to Iran series host, with comments from each filmmaker, who will provide additional context and background.