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Rakhshan Bani-Etemad in Our Times

Our Times

2002 NR

Renowned Iranian director Rakshan Bani-Etemad fashions a captivating account of the 2002 elections -- and the role of women -- in her native country. The story begins with the preparations made by a handful of women with political aspirations; they dream of leading their nation into a new era, one in which women are treated as men's equals. The dream is most dear to one candidate in particular, who aims for the highest office: president.