Without My Daughter (2002, Finland) is a 90-minute documentary directed by Kari Tervo and Alexis Kouros.
"He thought of his daughter till the end and passed away without seeing Mahtob," Ghodsi told IRNA.
In 1989, a book titled
Not Without My
Daughter was published, based on the story of an American woman, Betty
Mahmoody. According to the book, Mahmoody and her daughter Mahtob were taken by
her Iranian husband, Bozorg Mahmoody, for a "two-week holiday" to Iran, and he
kept them there against their will. She managed to escape 18 months later,
taking their 5-year-old daughter with her to Turkey and back to the United
States. In 1991, a movie titled Not Without My Daughter starring Sally Field was
released, based on the events described in her book.
This documentary tells Bozorg Mahmoody's side of that story. This documentary goes beyond the personal and emotional desires of a father seeking to meet his daughter and explores the wider political and global contexts underlying the case of the Mahmoody family.
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