Forbidden Voices

Miller’s film features three brave women who—had they not been born in Iran, Cuba, or China—could have led ordinary, peaceful lives. However, for various reasons, they have decided to speak out, standing up to dictatorship. Yoani Sánchez, the first Cuban female blogger, faces persecution and death threats for criticizing the country’s regime. Chinese human rights activist Zeng Jinyan has been under house arrest for four years. Farnaz Seifi was forced to leave her native Iran and blogs under a pseudonym. Seeing their information monopolies erode, their countries’ regimes attempt to censor and silence the voices of these brave women who, via social networking sites, bear witness to life under dictatorship.

Genres: Documentary