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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. Haggis was part of an Amnesty International...

2011-06-02 16:40:00

Deliver Petitions to Iranian Mission Urging Reversal of Sentence on Film Director Jafar Panahi Amnesty International Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity/June 8 Event  NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Amnesty International will lead a delegation of Hollywood luminaries to the Iran Mission to the United Nations on Wednesday, June 8 to symbolically rename a NYC street plaza "Azadi Square" ("Freedom Square") and deliver tens of thousands of petition signatures demanding...

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. Now with better technology we can view censored images of the Islamic troops bombarding unchallenged through the Iranian peace activists, artists and students, teachers and all the people who think freely. According to international nongovernmental organizations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and just as...

2006-08-10 20:13:28

By Alireza Ronaghi TEHRAN (Reuters) - 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 banknote. Such arthouse films may win plaudits at festivals like Cannes, but they are not the sort of movies that break box office records in Tehran. This summer's top film in the Islamic Republic was "Ceasefire," a saccharine comedy in which two sexy...

2006-03-03 03:18:40

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Women's roles and the eternal fight to expand their rights in Iranian society get a light, hugely entertaining treatment in Jafar Panahi's "Offsides," a story about girls caught dressing as boys to sneak into a World Cup-qualifying soccer match in Tehran. A far cry from the director's festival winners, "The White Balloon" and "The Circle," Panahi builds small incidents into a bracing comedy that explores the ambiguity and...

2006-02-21 01:49:57

By Scott Roxborough BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - "Grbavica," an emotional tale of war and rape and their consequences from first-time Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, won the Golden Bear for best film at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. "Grbavica," which left festival audiences applauding and in tears after its gala premiere, tells the story of a victim of the infamous Bosnia war "rape camps" who is forced to confess her past to her 14-year-old daughter, the...

2006-02-20 18:22:40

By Scott Roxborough BERLIN (Hollywood Reporter) - "Grbavica," an emotional tale of war and rape and their consequences from first-time Bosnian director Jasmila Zbanic, won the Golden Bear for best film at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival on Saturday. "Grbavica," which left festival audiences applauding and in tears after its gala premiere, tells the story of a victim of the infamous Bosnia war "rape camps" who is forced to confess her past to her 14-year-old daughter, the...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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