Yet another reason why the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran are a bunch of jerks.

6 years in prison and a 20 year ban from practicing any aspect of your chosen profession/art and discussing it with anyone outside the country.

In this guy’s case, that would be film making.

Yep. Film making.

in 2010.

Just when you start thinking we’ve made a little progress as a species… but, not to be deterred, he makes a documentary while waiting on his appeal. He tells his story, talks about the movie he was in the process of making when he was arrested, etc..

https://indieethos.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/film-review-this-is-not-a-film-highlights-iranian-filmmakers-talents-while-under-house-arrest/

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1667905/

http://thisisnotafilm.net/about.html

Wow.

-W

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