In 2006, Vancouver?s Nazanin Afshin-Jam was on top of the world.
A year earlier, she had won runner-up at Miss World, the first time
an Iranian-born woman had ever finished so high in the competition.
She had signed her first record deal and was a sought-after fashion
model. But one rainy afternoon, Nazanin received an email that
would change her life. ?Please help! Please save her!?
Thousands of miles away in Tehran, the subject of that email?a
poverty stricken seventeen-year-old Kurdish-Iranian named Nazanin
Fatehi?was preparing for her execution, punishment for an act that
was, in her mind, not a crime: she had stabbed a man who had tried
to rape her. Afshin-Jam quickly came to Fatehi?s defence, striding
into the world of the United Nations and international diplomacy,
attempting to force Iran to reopen Fatehi?s case and stay the
The Tale of Two Nazanins weaves the inspiring real-life
stories of two women, their sisterly bond and their fight for
justice that, for the first time since the 1979 revolution, brought
the Iranian regime to its knees, if only for a brief moment.