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$29.95 (via PayPal or personal check) plus postage. 20% of the proceeds will be donated by Fictionville Studio to the Omid Foundations. That's a contribution of $6 per DVD!
Each DVD you purchase will thus make an important contribution to the success of our girls.
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About the DVD
Content and specifications of the DVD:
- The Glass House movie with English, Arabic, French, German and Spanish subtitles.
- Saman, A Short Story. A short piece about a transgendered woman taken in by Omid.
- 40 minutes of deleted scenes.
- 20-minute interview with Marjaneh Halati, the founder of the Omid Foundations.
- Double-sided disc and optimized for standard DVD players.
- Extras in Persian and/or English with English subtitles.
- NTSC, Region 0 (playable all over the world).
The Glass House
The fringes of Iranian society can be a lonely place, especially if you are a teenage girl with few resources to fall back on. The Glass House follows four girls striving to pull themselves out of the margins by enrolling at the program at the Omid Center in Tehran, a unique organization established by Marjaneh Halati in 2004. Forget about the Iran that you’ve seen before. With a virtually invisible camera, the girls of The Glass House take us on a never-before-seen tour of the underclass of Iran with their brave and defiant stories: Samira struggles to overcome forced drug addiction; Mitra harnesses abandonment into her creative writing; Sussan teeters dangerously after years of sexual abuse; and Nazila burgeons out of her hatred with her blazing rap music. This groundbreaking documentary reflects a side of Iran few have access to or pay attention to: a society lost to its traditions with nothing meaningful to replace them and a group of courageous women working to instill a sense of empowerment and hope into the minds and lives of otherwise discarded teenage girls.
Directed by Hamid Rahmanian, Produced by Melissa Hibbard.
OSCE Human Rights Award
Special Jury Award - Zagrebdox
Best Feature Documentary - Dallas Video Fest
A Sundance Channel Original Documentary and produced in association with Impact Partners.
The Stars of The Glass House
We are indebted to Fictionville Studio for having introduced the work of the Omid Foundations to a much larger audience through The Glass House.
Special thanks to the Razi Health Foundation for their generous contribution to the completion of the DVD.