Iranian-Canadian fights for women's rights through her music

Forbidden to sing in her native Iran, Tahere Falahati is changing the lives of women who are still censored

Iranian-Canadian Tahere Falahati advocates for women's rights through her music 3:54



In post-revolutionary Iran, women became forbidden from singing publicly and faced persecution for doing so. Tahere Falahati — who learned Persian classical music as a child growing up in Tehran — was one of the many women whose literal voices were silenced as a result.

As you'll see in this short documentary from filmmaker Andrew de Villiers, Falahati's family moved to Canada and she was able to find her voice again. And through social media, her music is now reaching the country where she was once forbidden from singing.

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