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The Recess

Showtime
Saturday, February 12 @ 7:00pm
Director
Navid Nikkhah Azad
Country
Iran
Language
Persian, English
Film Length
12 minutes

Seventeen-year-old Sahar is determined to watch her favorite soccer team play for the league championship. Barred from attending sports events as a woman, Sahar disguises herself as a boy with the help of her friends. Things take a tragic turn when Sahar’s disguise is uncovered. Inspired by true events, The Recess explores gender oppression in Iranian society.