‘One of the best documentaries of the year and one of the most important.’

- The Observer

The film opts for a disconcertingly elegant, almost lyrical style, making the central outrage all the more haunting.’

- Financial Times

‘The film is a sobering indictment of male-run religious culture.’

- The Independent

‘Pick of the Day’

- The Observer, The Independent

Execution of a Teenage Girl

1 x 60’

UK Premiere 9pm 27th July 2006 on BBC Two

Atefah Sahaaleh was just sixteen when Iranian authorities hanged her in public for ‘crimes against chastity’.

As with the other fourteen young women currently on death row in Iran for charges of sex outside marriage, the Iranian authorities tried to cover up the real and shocking facts of her case. But some in Iran were determined to get the truth out, despite great risk to themselves.

This film uses witness testimony and drama reconstruction from eyewitness accounts to piece together a story the Iranian regime never wanted you to hear…

Executive Producer: Paul Hamann

Producer/Director: Monica Garnsey

Editor: Frank Burgess

Director of Photography: Simon Ffrench

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