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Iranian Women You Should Know: Manijeh Hekmat

January 4, 2017
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The latest part of our Iranian Women You Should Know series profiles Manijeh Hekmat - one of Iran's most successful actresses, producers, and directors.

Manijeh Hekmat started out in the film business when she was 15 by taking simple jobs. And then in 2002, she released her first film - "Women's Prison" - to critical and international acclaim. 

"I most of the world, this is a man's job. It took me 30 years to become a director and producer."

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