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  • 98 min
  • Germany, France
  • Documentary
  • 12 years
  • 3 Screenings
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19-year-old Iranian Reyhaneh Jabbari is attempted to be raped during a business meeting. In self-defense, she stabs the man, and she is convicted of murder. By recordings she made herself, we get insights into her time in prison, where she awaits the death penalty. At the same time, we follow her family’s desperate and painful struggle outside the prison walls to have her acquitted and released. Her sentence can be overturned if the deceased’s family forgives her.

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This close and heartbreaking portrayal shows how Reyhaneh Jabbari becomes a globally recognized symbol of resistance and women's rights in Iran. The process against her gained significant international attention, with organizations such as Amnesty International, the UN, and the EU fighting to have the sentence overturned.

Seven Winters in Tehran is a shocking documentary about an innocent victim in a highly unfair legal system, and it is impossible not to be moved by the harrowing story of the Jabbari family.


Monday 04. march 16.00 16.00 Prinsen 4
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Wednesday 06. march 16.15 16.15 Prinsen 7
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Friday 08. march 12.15 12.15 Prinsen 7
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Original title Sieben Winter in Teheran
Director Steffi NIEDERZOLL
Year 2023
Length 98 min
Country Germany, France
Language persian
Subtitles english