Movie producer Ali Akbar said, “We intended to make a movie about Parvin Etesami’s life, but were faced with opposition from the cultural officials. They said Parvin was a great poet but had not respected hijab codes and said since the issue with Parvin Etesami’s hijab cannot be resolved, there will be no movie about her life.”
(State-run Asr’e Iran website – September 16, 2014)
Parvin Etesami is a renowned modern Iranian poet who wrote over 50,000 verses in stories and poems, placing herself amongst Iran’s most prominent writers focusing on social issues. She was also a strong defender of suppressed laborers and the deprived.