Interrupted Lives - ABF - 2012
Interrputed Lives: Portraits of Student Repression in Iran
"Throughout the more than thirty-year history of the Islamic Republic of Iran, there have been thousands of cases of human rights abuse. Students have been among those arbitrarily arrested, imprisoned, tortured, and executed. Whether treated as political pawns, punished for expressing their opinions, or violated for refusing to recant their beliefs, these students were kept from pursuing the development and free exchange of ideas, the hallmarks of education. Their lives were cut short or irrevocably altered."
"Sponsored by the Abdorrhaman Boroumand Foundation and the Georgetown chapter of Amnesty International, the exhibition was organized by two sisters, Ladan and Roya Boroumand. Their father, after whom the foundation was named, was an Iranian lawyer and democracy activist who was assassinated in Paris in 1991, almost certainly by Iranian agents. Among other valuable work, the Boroumands have created a database of some 12,000 executions carried out in Iran since the establishment of the Islamic Republic."
Watch the full film here: Interrupted Lives
Sources: The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation