For centuries, women have been subjected to unequal justice in Iran, where "honor killings" are still common and women who run afoul of the patriarchal judicial system have often been subjected to death by stoning. Officially, stoning was outlawed in 2004, but in practice it still happens on a regular basis and authorities usually refuse to do much about it. Shadi Sadr is a lawyer who is trying to bring Iranian justice into the present day; she represents a number of female clients who have been abused by the judicial system (including a woman who, after being raped by her brothers, was jailed on charges of incest) and helps run the organization Stop Stoning Forever, which seeks to bring an end to the barbaric practice. Filmmakers Farid Haerinejad and Mohammad Reza Kazemi present a portrait of Sadr and the consequences she faces when she's arrested for demonstrating on behalf of her clients in the documentary Zanan dar Kafan (aka Women In Shroud), which also profiles a number of the women she defends and the grim legal circumstances facing women in Iran. Women In Shroud was an official selection at the 2009 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.
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