The glass house
DVD
2008
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"The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources to fall back on. The Glass House follows four girls striving to pull themselves out of the margins by attending a one-of-kind rehabilitation center in uptown Tehran. Forget about the Iran that you've seen before. With a virtually invisible camera, the girls of The Glass House take us on a never-before-seen tour of the underclass of Iran with their brave and defiant stories: Samira struggles to overcome forced drug addiction; Mitra harnesses abandonment into her creative writing; Sussan teeters on a dangerous ledge after years of sexual abuse; and Nazila burgeons out of her hatred with her blazing rap music. This groundbreaking documentary reflects a side of Iran few have access to or paid attention to: a society lost to its traditions with nothing meaningful to replace them and a group of courageous women working to instill a sense of empowerment and hope into the minds and lives of otherwise discarded teenage girls"www.fictionvillestudio.com.

Item Details
Subjects:
Drug addicts -- Counseling of -- Iran -- Tehran -- 21st century.
Girls -- Iran -- Tehran -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Girls -- Iran -- Tehran -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Halati, Marjaneh.
Mentoring -- Women -- Iran -- Tehran -- 21st century.
Muslim women -- Iran -- Tehran -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Muslim women -- Iran -- Tehran -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Omid e Mehr Center (Tehran)
Sexual abuse victims -- Counseling of -- Iran -- Tehran -- 21st century.
Tehran (Iran) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Women rap musicians -- Iran -- Tehran -- 21st century.
Young women -- Iran -- Tehran -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Young women -- Iran -- Tehran -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Genre:
Documentary films.
Other Authors:
Bergeaud, David.
Fictionville Studio (Firm)
Halati, Marjaneh.
Hibbard, Melissa.
Impact Partners (Firm)
Rahmanian, Hamid, 1968-
Sundance Channel.
Publisher, Date:
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Fictionville Studio, c2008.
Description:
1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating : Not rated.
CHVR: NR.
Notes:
Bonus features : Deleted scenes ; Interview with Marjaneh Halati, founder of the Omid e Mehr Center ; Saman: a short story ; theatrical trailers.
Cinematographer and editor, Hamid Rahmanian ; original music by David Bergeaud.
Marjaneh Halati, Samira Babai, Sussan Najafi, Mitra Salimi, Nazila Tayebi, Nooshin Tayebi.
DVD; all regions, NTSC; 16:9.
Persian dialogue with optional Arabic, English, French, German or Spanish subtitles ; credits in English.
Link to PAC
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