Iran: Festival directors in Sweden show their support for Iranian filmmaker

To show their support for Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulof, who recently had his passport confiscated and is forbidden to leave Iran, Stockholm’s filmfestival and a number of Swedish and International director gathered outside the Iranian embassy on 12 November 2013.

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Photo: Courtesy of Carla Orrego Veliz

“We want to show that it is unacceptable to prevent filmmakers, artists and journalists from performing their work. Therefore it is important that we colleagues jointly raise our voices and protest against the censorship that Mohammad Rasoulof is subjected to.”
Kristian Petri, chairman of Stockholm Film Festival’s jury


See on www.stockholmfilmfestival.se

See also:

The Guardian – 3 October 2013:
Iranian director banned from attending human rights festival
Mohammad Rasoulof, convicted of making anti-regime propaganda, is prevented from collecting award at German film festival


Wikipedia – the open encyclopedia – profile of Mohammad Rasoulof:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohammad_Rasoulof


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