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2011-06-08 15:10:00

Petitions Demand Lifting of Harsh Sentence Against Acclaimed Iranian Film Director Jafar Panahi NEW YORK, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of Amnesty International, Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis delivered a stack of 21,000 petition signatures into the hands of an officer of the Iran Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, demanding the lifting of a harsh sentence against acclaimed Iranian film director Jafar Panahi.

2011-01-13 12:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The situation in Iran has been one of violence and death ever since the foundation of the Islamic republic back in 1979.

2008-10-07 21:00:26

The Iranian actress who plays Leonardo DiCaprio's love interest in "Body of Lies" said she may face charges back home for making the film without permission.

2008-09-18 15:00:21

Text of report by state-run Iranian radio external service from Mashhad on 18 September With the arrival of Ramadan, Afghan TV networks are broadcasting seven Iranian serials.

2008-07-27 00:00:29

By Demetrios Matheou Film 2 Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame Hana Makhmalbaf 81 MINS, PG Paris Cedric Klapisch 130 MINS, 15 Lou Reed's Berlin Julian Schnabel 85 MINS, 12A The youngest of the Makhmalbaf clan of Iranian filmmakers, Hana Makhmalbaf has made her second feature before the age of 20; though Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame has an economy and control directors twice her age couldn't manage.

2008-07-14 06:00:25

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 14 July: Based on an agreement signed between Iran and Afghanistan, they will jointly produce five films.

2008-07-08 00:00:17

By Glenn Garvin MIAMI -- When Sebastian Perioche arrived at Harvard to start work on his MBA 12 years ago, he was shocked.

2008-07-02 06:00:00

By Porton, Richard New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg once dismissed Willets Point, a chaotic aggregation of junk heaps, garages, and vacant lots in Queens adjacent to Shea Stadium, as "another euphemism for urban blight." For Ramin Bahrani, an Iranian-American filmmaker born in the United States and educated at Columbia University, Willets Point (sometimes referred to as the "Iron Triangle") is more than a mere eyesore on the city's landscape.

2006-08-15 07:15:00

International audiences have come to know Iranian cinema as a lyrical but slow-paced genre where horses slog through snowy Kurdish mountain passes and children spend two hours looking for a lost bank note.


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