NASRIN – Review by Loren King

This urgent documentary offers an up-close look at Iranian human rights lawyer and activist Nasrin Sotoudeh who for nearly 20 years, at great personal risk, has fought for the rights of women, children, LGBTQ people and political prisoners condemned to death by the Iranian government. For anyone not familiar with this ordinary yet extraordinary figure, Nasrin will be an eye-opening and life-changing experience.

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THE JUMP – Review by Kristen Page-Kirby

The Jump is about a leap into faith by a young Russian who tried to leap to freedom, but missed by inches. In 1970, Simas Kudirka, a sailor, on a Soviet vessel off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard jumped ship to seek asylum on the nearby USS Vigilant. a coast guard ship. The documentary chronicles his story.

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