Latest from Kelly Golnoush Niknejad
A Schoolgirl’s First Day in Iran’s Islamic Republic
My 10-year-old sister’s arms and legs were flailing. She kicked, desperate to get a foothold in backward motion. The school inspector was pulling her by the collar, choking her. “Whore! Scum!” the inspector shouted. “I’m going to break your arms, then I’m going to break your face!”
A Low-Budget Sci-Fi Film Shatters Iran’s Sacred Red Lines
Divided into five segments, each unfolding in a different era in the future under a new supreme leader, the low-budget, sci-fi art film shows a progression in the timeline but not so much in reform.