Professor Maureen Weston Participates in "Woman. Life. Freedom. Athlete Abuse by the Islamic Regime" Documentary Screening
Professor Maureen A. Weston participated as a panelist in connection with an exclusive screening of the documentary, "Woman. Life. Freedom: Athlete Abuse by the Islamic Regime," with filmmaker and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School alumna Poppy Farsijani (MBA '10). The event was hosted by the Pepperdine Graziadio Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Sports (IEMS) and the Pepperdine Center for Women in Leadership.
Moderated by filmmaker Farsijani, the panel discussion included Pardis Mahdavi, provost and executive vice-president at the University of Montana, Max Amini, Mehrdad Bahri, and Professor Weston. The documentary short film depicts solidarity with Iranian women and imprisoned athletes facing human rights violations by the government of Iran.
About "Woman. Life. Freedom: Athlete Abuse by the Islamic Regime"
This documentary reveals the extent of athlete abuse and human rights violations committed by the Islamic Regime. Never before seen abuse and torture right before athletes step into National Championship matches revealing what happens behind closed doors. The Islamic Regime abuses their own Olympic athletes especially female athletes. The Iranian athletes reveal challenges that forced them to leave their own home country and live in exile.
The short film may be viewed at YouTube