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Thursday, May 11 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Special Guests Betty and Mahtob Mahmoody: From "Not Without My Daughter" to Now

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iStand Parent Network is honored to welcome special guests Betty and Mahtob Mahmoody, whose story was chronicled in the 1991 film, Not Without My Daughter, starring Sally Field. 

Based on Betty's book of the same title, the movie chronicles the deceptive means in which they were lured to Iran and their dramatic escape.  Parents of abducted children are often told their stories sounds like that "Not Without My Daughter" movie.   It's a popular culture reference that helps people understand International Parental Child abduction.  

It's time to update the narrative with Betty and Mahtob. Betty is a longtime advocate for IPCA reform. Mahtob Mahmoody, recently released a memoir of her experience and her journey to forgiveness and trust. Both have written memoirs and share their experiences to inspire others to forgiveness and action.

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Mahtob Mahmoody

Mahtob Mahmoody was born in Texas in 1979 on the cusp of the Iranian revolution and in the midst of a hurricane.  Her parents were an American woman from a small Midwestern town and an Iranian-born but American-educated doctor.  A life that began amid storms and conflict seemed destined to continue in such.  In 1984, at the age of four, just weeks before she was set to begin school in Michigan, her father, Moody, insisted on... Read More →
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Betty Mahmoody

BETTY MAHMOODY | | In August of 1984, Michigan housewife Betty Mahmoody went to Iran with her husband and four year old daughter Mahtob Mahmoody, on a two week trip to visit his family in Tehran. However, once the two weeks were over, he refused to allow them to leave. Betty Mahmoody and her daughter became virtual prisoners of a man who had rededicated himself to the Shiite Islamic faith. Thus began an 18 month tour of terror in which Betty... Read More →

Thursday May 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:30pm
U.S. Institute of Peace - Farooq Kathwari Amphitheatre 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037
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