Jafar Panahi
The "No Bears" filmmaker was still detained in Iran's Evin prison, despite Iranian courts voiding his sentence in late January.
The "No Bears" filmmaker is going on strike to protest his continued incarceration in Iran's Evin prison, even though Iranian courts have allegedly voided his sentence.
In an Instagram post, Tahereh Saeedi outlined a legal case for why her husband should have already been released from prison.
Exclusive: The incarcerated Iranian filmmaker tells audiences in Miami, "I dream and have always dreamed that in the current situation my country is facing, I could be with my people and portray their struggle for freedom."
Panahi's wife says that her husband experienced "the worst hours of his life" when Evin Prison burned on Saturday, but confirmed that both political prisoners are alive.
Despite being sentenced to six years in prison, the Iranian filmmaker shared a statement via actress Mina Kavani at a New York Film Fest screening of "No Bears" on Sunday night.
In this guest essay, Iranian film expert and documentarian Jamsheed Akrami pays tribute to detained Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, an artist who has sacrificed everything for his work.
Venice: An empty seat was left for the director at the festival press conference. But this film is full of his ideas and anxieties.
The "Taxi" director was arrested after visiting fellow filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad at Evin prison.
The arrests of major Iranian directors are a microcosm of broader unrest across the country as the government accelerates its oppressive tactics.
Panahi was reportedly arrested after protesting the detention of fellow Iranian filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Mostafa Al-Ahmad.
Filmmakers Mohammad Rasoulof and Mohammad Nourizad also signed a letter asking the UN to require Iran to import vaccines.
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