Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

Post-Revolutionary Iranian cinema has attracted critical attention abroad while constituting a vibrant focus of cultural, narrative and technical experimentation at home. In the politically restrictive context of the Islamic Republic, film has become one of the key ways that sensitive topics are broached in civil society. One of the most important topics is the social and juridical situation of women, including the enforcement of legislation over women’s hejab, which refers to modest dress but can also mean modest decorum.

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Norma Claire Moruzzi "Women’s Space/Cinema Space," Middle East Report 212 (Fall 1999).