“Iranian women are like tea, the hotter the water, the stronger we get.”

To the beat of “talk radio,” three spirited women defy stereotypes in this dawn-to-dusk urban safari across Tehran. Follow Zohreh, the chic racer and many-times Rally champion; indomitable Madam Nosrat, the city’s first ever female bus driver; and feisty Sepideh who, with her colleagues, forms the world’s only all-female firefighting team. With passion, humor and daring, they all challenge the status quo. Poignant radio segments form an ironical and provocative narrative for the journey, exposing a society often conflict with itself.

 

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