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Ziba Mir-Hosseini

Ziba Mir-Hosseini is an Iranian Anthropologist who lives in London. She works as a freelance researcher and consultant on gender and development issues and has done extensive fieldwork in rural and urban Iran as well as urban Morocco. Since the 1979 Revolution in Iran , she has done research in Teheran family courts and has followed developments in family law debates about gender issues in the Islamic Republic. Her first book, "Marriage on Trail: Study of Family Law in Iran and Morrocco" (l.B.Tauris,1993) inspired Kim Longinotto to collaborate with her on this film. She is also the author of "Feminism and the Islamic Republic: Dialogues with the Ulema" (Princeton,1999) and "Islam and Gender, the Religious Debate in Contemporary Islam." Dr Hosseini is currently teaching in the Hauser Global School Law Program at New York University. (07/12).

Divorce Iranian Style
A film by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998, 80 min., Color

Hilarious, tragic, stirring, this fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court provides a unique window into the intimate circums...

A film by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 2001, 87 min., Color

“RUNAWAY is a powerful and heart-breaking documentary about a group of young runaway girls who are taken to a women's shelter in Tehran, Iran. The fil...

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