'Countdown' comments on the huge success that Iranian women are having in academia. Underlining the importance that the younger generation places in education, the film focuses on Tehrani teenager Parisa a few weeks before she takes her university entry exams. Providing intimate access to her life, and the life of her family, the film captures a sense of the exceptionally hard work Parisa throws into her studies. While providing broader social observations, this film is also a fascinating insight into the changing roles and broader opportunities of women in modern Iran.
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