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    Critic's Notebook: Was Caveh Zahedi "Blacklisted" By Thom Powers? It's More Complicated Than That

    The latest provocation from performance artist/filmmaker Caveh Zahedi, "The Sheik and I," began as a short film illustrating "art as a subversive act." While it was bound to push some buttons, no one could have predicted the series of conflicts it would create.

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    Factory 25 to Release Caveh Zahedi's Controversial Doc 'The Sheik and I'

    Factory 25 has acquired world rights for Caveh Zahedi's incendiary documentary "The Sheik and I," the Brooklyn-based indie label announced Tuesday. The film, which premiered earlier this year at SXSW, is set for theatrical release in New York on December 7, and Factory 25 will partner ...

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    Documentary Filmmakers Argue the Nature of Truth at Independent Film Week Panel -- And Further Muddy the Waters

    The Thursday afternoon Independent Film Week panel “What Is Real?” sought to delve into the ethics of documentary filmmakers applying fictional techniques to their films. What it ended up doing was nearly erasing the distinctions between cinematic fiction and nonfiction entirely.

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    SXSW REVIEW: Caveh Zahedi Puts Lives in Danger and Faces a Fatwa for 'The Sheik & I.' Immoral or Essential? Try Both.

    Caveh Zahedi built a reputation as a naughty provocateur with surreal docu-comedies like "A Little Stiff" and "I Am a Sex Addict," but his latest effort rises above self-interest and takes a stab at instigating change.

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    Meet the 2012 SXSW Filmmakers #13: Caveh Zahedi, 'The Sheik and I'

    Caveh Zahedi is bringing his latest film "The Sheik and I" to this year's South By Southwest Film Festival. The film is a personal documentary/fiction hybrid, says Zahedi. "I've been making self-reflexive autobiographical films for over twenty years, and this film is the latest chapter in an ongoing...

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