Unveiled views by Sotorra Clua, Alba
Though the status of women differs from one Islamic society to the next, each of the women in the film is confronted with oppressive restrictions. Afghan women were not allowed to leave the house during Taliban rule, and female Turkish activists lives are threatened even in contemporary Turkey. When director Sotorra Clua filmed a group of Iranian girls giggling and having fun, the girls were subsequently arrested and jailed for six hours. The documentary demonstrates that while some progress has been made in the area of women's rights, there is still much work to be done.
About the filmmaker
Alba Sotorra Clua is a Spanish filmmaker. She studied film, video production and audiovisual communication. She has travelled to Asia, Africa and South America for her projects. Unveiled Views won the prize for best documentary at the REC Film Festival in Barcelona in 2008.