Sepideh (2013)



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Sepideh wants to become an astronaut. She spends her nights exploring the secrets of the universe, while her family will do anything to keep her on the ground. The expectations for a young Iranian woman are very different from Sepideh's ambitions, and her plans to go to university are in danger. But Sepideh holds on to her dream! She takes up the fight and teams up with the world's first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari.

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Critic Reviews for Sepideh

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

A powerhouse Iranian documentary.

Aug 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Madsen inspires genuine admiration for her strong-willed heroine.

May 15, 2014 | Full Review…

Sepideh's story is very personal and very specific, but in the DNA, her story is every woman's story.

Jan 23, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Berit Madsen's documentary offers a leisurely, engaging portrait of a provincial Iranian teenager who dreams of becoming an astronaut.

Jan 21, 2014 | Full Review…
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Reveals in stark, day-to-day exchanges the inequality faced by women living in conservative Iran. And yet somehow, the film leaves you feeling inspired.

Jan 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Like a real-life Wadjda speckled with absolutely stunning images of the night sky, Sepideh is yet another Human Rights Watch film that understands that the struggle for rights must build up from full articulation of a human being.

Jun 16, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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