Foreign Policy Blogs

Movie Review: The Glass House (2008)

Sean Murphy of FPA’s Global Film Review blog has posted a review of an intriguing documentary called The Glass House. This documentary follows lives of four young Iranian women over an 18 month period at a center in Tehran called Omid e Mehr, where women living on the margins of Iranian society can come for training. The four main characters of the movie are: Sussan- a woman who has a stuttering problem and a memory loss; Samira- a drug addict; Mitra- a writer dealing with an abusive father; and Nazila- a woman who  expresses her frustration and rage by recording rap music, which is forbidden by Iranian law. Sean states in his review, “it is impossible to watch their stories and not be moved.” Full review of the documentary is available here.



Sahar Zubairy

Sahar Zubairy recently graduated from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas- Austin with Masters in Global Policy Studies. She graduated from Texas A&M University with Phi Beta Kappa honors in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In Summer 2008, she was the Southwest Asia/Gulf Intern at the Henry L. Stimson Center, where she researched Iran and the Persian Gulf. She was also a member of a research team that helped develop a website investigating the possible effects of closure of the Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf by Iran.