The Accordion

Description: Growing up during the Iranian Revolution, renowned filmmaker Jafar Panahi is no stranger to censorship in his home country. In 2010, the same year he was banned from making films for the next 20 years by the Iranian government, he released his short film, The Accordion. It was part of a larger project supported […]

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The Night It Rained

Description: Iranian documentarist Kamran Shirdel subjects the viewer to a dizzying array of conflicting perspectives regarding the supposedly heroic actions of a schoolboy. The boy became a local celebrity in Gorgan after the media became fixated on the story of how he single-handedly prevented a disastrous railroad accident. As multiple figures weigh in, however, the […]

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