Reviews and Festivals
"Recommended. Well-paced documentary"
— Educational Media Reviews Online
"The courageous Alinejad is a tireless ball of energy, a fast-talking free spirit who is unwavering in her social media assault on Iran's punitive hijab laws. Make no mistake, it is extremely dangerous for women in Iran to defy these law, as this film makes clear; they risk beatings, prison, and even death. Inspiring, infuriating, and timely, Nahid Persson's documentary gives voice to fearless women in Iran seeking courage."
— Library Journal
"This documentary is an important recognition to those who, from exile, do not give up acting in favor of human rights, but above all, of the courage for those who, from inside Iran, like Yasaman Aryani and the other comrades in struggle, put at risk their future to reaffirm a fundamental principle: laws that oblige you to wear or prohibit wearing of clothing are contrary to rights."
— Riccardo Noury, Amnesty International Italia
"An amazing documentary"
— Vahid Yuecesoy, PhD candidate in Political Science, Université de Montréal
"A profoundly political cinema through the unfiltered narration of a story of resistance and disobedience. The way in which the director tells the story of Masih Alinejad: a straightforward narrative and far from rhetoric."
"An interesting confluence of media and message and of subject and method"
— In the Seats
"The weight and responsibility that the activist feels on herself, for being the one who is causing discomfort to her family in Iran, is very beautifully illustrated in the documentary film... This documentary is not to be missed, especially if you are interested in understanding what happens outside our little world."
— Francesco Castracane, Mentinfuga
"One voice scares the Iranian regime: that of Masih. Nahid Persson has decided to tell it... Masih's story is that of any woman who has tried to change the status quo throughout history. But it's a story where it's time to change the ending. 'If we all planted a seed, the world would be full of flowers'. Masih understood this, and she wants us to understand it too."
— The Hot Corn
"To be the voice of those who have had to give up their own voice. To be the point of connection between those who cannot speak and those who are free to listen. This is the narrative urgency of Be My Voice."
"Be My Voice is the fruit of [Masih Alinejad and Nahid Persson] meeting, of the communion of origins, experiences, struggle and hope for the future. It is the portrait of a woman of inexhaustible strength, full of anger and trust, love and determination, capable of letting herself go to the most candid enthusiasm for every little conquest, for every person who is added to the protest, as well as to the most total desperation for every violence or injustice suffered by one of his compatriots."
— Sentieri Selvaggi
"Solid portrait of a woman who is standing up for what she believes... Where other films try to keep things off screen or put on a brave face, director Nahid Persson shows us her subject when [it hits] the fan, which makes us understand and appreciate her fight more."
Pordenone Docs Fest, Audience Award
All About Freedom Festival, Audience Award
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Pordenone Docs Fest
Global Health Film Festival
All About Freedom Festival
Budapest International Documentary Festival
One World Film Festival
Against Gravity Film Festival
Göteborg International Film Festival