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Jafar Panahi Arrested

Banned Iranian Filmmaker Debuts New Movie

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 04.14.2013 | Entertainment

BERLIN — A new movie from dissident Iranian director Jafar Panahi, which defies a ban on filmmaking and reflects his frustration at being unable...

Lucas Kavner

Syrian Filmmaker Disappears

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts

To get his latest film into the hands of Cannes Film Festival organizers in time for its 2011 screening, the acclaimed Iranian auteur Jafar Panahi had...

'This Is Not A Film' Is A Powerful, Clever Expression Of Freedom

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 02.28.2012 | Home

-- Everything about "This Is Not a Film" is cleverly deceptive, from the title that's so self-deprecating, it sounds like a shrug to its long, first ...

Film Originally Smuggled To Cannes In A Cake Gets U.S. Rights

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home

"This Is Not a Film" will be making its way to the U.S. and U.K., despite the fact that it was never supposed to exist, much less leave Iran. Confused...

Famed Iranian Filmmaker Jailed, BANNED From Scriptwriting

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has sentenced two prominent opposition filmmakers to six years in jail each on vague charges of working against the ruling s...

One Iranian Prisoner Released -- But Many Thousands to Go

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

The release of film director Jafar Panahi on bail is a wonderful day for those who prayed for his release. But no one can forget the many thousands of other political prisoners in Iranian jails.

Jafar Panahi, Iranian Filmmaker Who Backed Opposition Detained

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — An internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker who backed the country's opposition has been detained, the Tehran prosecutor said ...