Women's Voices From the Muslim World

Mostafa Heravi winning film 2011 online film festival

Watch as we follow two of our filmmakers in Los Angeles for the first Women's Voices from the Muslim World Film Festival. Alka Sadat from Afghanistan, and Mostafa Heravi from Iran submitted winning films to our 2011 online film festival — among hundreds of submissions from over forty countries. See all the films (including the winners) at Women's Voices Now: www.womensvoicesnow.org/​watch

Women's Voices From the Muslim World: Film Festival 2011 from Women's Voices Now on Vimeo.


Recently by Ghormeh SabziCommentsDate
Majid Tavakoli: Prisoner of the day
Dec 02, 2012
Nasrin Sotoudeh: Prisoner of the day
Dec 01, 2012
Abdollah Momeni: Prisoner of the day
Nov 30, 2012
more from Ghormeh Sabzi
Azin Izadifar

what is the song?

by Azin Izadifar on

Loved the song, anybody knows what' s the name of this song. seems like it's a translation.

Soosan Khanoom


by Soosan Khanoom on

Open you eyes and see women with scarf sitting in the panel .....to force a woman to wear it is as bad as to force a woman to take it off ... 

When will this all male dominate world of ours learn to leave women alone in their choices?  As long as we have women like you who cheers for IRI's male soccer team( despite being so discriminatory against women)  but at the same time is happy that female soccer team is banned there is no hope for any change .....

talking to you is waste of time ..... PERIOD 



by yolanda on

Here is Mostafa Heravi's Chadori ballerina:

It is sad to watch 'cause women are not allowed to dance and to wear the regular ballet outfit like tutu in Iran!

Here is the film clip description on you-tube:

In the film we see a woman in chador passionately dancing on ancient Persian music. In Iran women are not allowed to dance in public. It is written shows us how it would look like if a woman was allowed to dance. Heravi emphasizes the fate of womankind and the inescapable results of freedom of action.mostafa heravi 2006 music "farhad Mehrad" katibeh


This film reminds me of the incident that IRI forces women to play soccer with hejib!

Soosan Khanoom

Wonderful presentation .....

by Soosan Khanoom on

Education, tolerance and understanding and not adding to the neagative sterotyping of the women ...