Thursday, February 16th

ticket5:30 – 7:30pm
The Miracle Theater
$7 in advance here or at the door


Directed by Sona Moghaddam
Lead Cast: Masoumeh Ataie
Iran / 2016 / 70mins / USA Premiere


MASOUMEH ATAE is attacked brutally by acid by her ex-husband’s father 1.5 years after divorce. Despite losing her sight and severe burning, she tries to obtain the custody of her son. As the representative of some victims, she goes to other victims and writes letters. To change the penal laws and to better the victims’ social conditions . With her resolute efforts during the making of the film . She creates a form of painting by using Braille, and eagerly plays music and does pottery at the same time. She tries to make beautiful life with her son. She has become strong and hopeful to a better future after her tragic accident.


Yeganeh Torbati, Reporter, Reuters
Zarizana Aziz, Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML)
Dr. Roya Boroumand, Boroumand Foundation

The film director Sona Moghaddam was unable to secure a visa to travel to Washington DC to attend the festival.