Film made by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani.
Mahvash Sabet is a teacher and poet, currently serving a 20-year prison sentence. She has been detained since 2008 for her faith and activities related to running the affairs of the Bahá’í religious minority in Iran. She is currently being held in Evin Prison. (http://www.pen-international.org/news…)
Soudabeh Ardavan is from Tabriz, a former political prisoner now living in Sweden. She is in her early 40’s. She spent eight years of her life in the Islamic regime’s jail. She is also an artist who drew prison life while she was confined in a cell with other women. (http://iranian.com/Arts/2002/Septembe…)
The film uses the powerful illustrations of the Iranian artist, Soudabeh Ardavan, who was imprisoned for eight years in Evin, and the actual photos of the prison itself, which have been visibly “re-constructed,” to explore the challenges of translating and adapting Mahvash’s poems into English. It was made for an event which took place in Sydney, Australia, honouring the Yaran on the occasion of the 6th year of their captivity last May.