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Documentary ‘Woman.Life.Freedom’ looks at mistreatment of female athletes in Iran

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The world has rallied around the Iranian people during unprecedented protests.

The uprising began after the brutal killing of a young woman in police custody.

Now a new documentary looks specifically at how female athletes are being physically and mentally abused in Iran.

The short film was produced by Shaghayegh Poppy Farsijani.

She was born in Tehran and grew up in Brooklyn. She later became a journalist in Iran. She was also once an intern at ABC7.

The film is titled Woman.Life.Freedom. Athlete Abuse by the Islamic Regime” and can be viewed here on YouTube.

It can also be seen at a screening at Pepperdine University next month.

For more information on Farsijani’s project, see Anabel Muñoz’s account in the media player above this story.

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