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In Defense of Iranian Director Keywan Karimi

In Defense of Iranian Director Keywan Karimi

The San Sebastian Festival recently released a categorical rejection of the sentence handed down by the Iranian Revolutionary Court to Kurdish film
director Keywan Karimi of 223 lashes and 6 years in prison.

The young filmmaker, aged 30, was convicted on October 13th, 2015 for “propaganda against the regime” and “insulting the sacred” in Shahin Najafi’s music
clip and in the documentary “Writing on the City”. Neither of these audiovisual works has been released and both were confiscated by the police from his
hard drive.

Keywan Karimi participated in the XII International Film Students Meeting in San Sebastian in 2013 with his work “The Adventure of a Married Couple”

With this statement, the San Sebastian made its protest known and asks the world of film for its support in condemning this situation. You can sign a petition supporting the filmmakers HERE.

Here is an interview with the filmmaker in relation to his film “The Adventures of a Married Couple” 

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