Portrait of Rakhshan Banietemad, is an internationally and critically acclaimed Iranian film director and screenwriter who is widely considered a premier female director and her films have been praised at international festivals as well as being popular with Iranian critics and audiences. Her title as First Lady of Iranian Cinema is not only a reference to her prominence as a filmmaker, but also connotes her social role of merging politics and family in her work. Her portrait is part of my long-term project 100 Women.