A rather apolitical-looking Cannes selection got a fierce shot of politics this past weekend, when films from two jailed Iranian directors -- Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof -- were added to the line-up.
Iran's green movement supporters outside the country creatively use Skype to inform their compatriots inside the country on the protest to be held today 14 February (25 Bahman) as Green Movement leaders are incommunicado.
Negar Mortazavi - December 7th is the National Student Day in Iran, protests and events are held at universities around Iran and the World. (This post will be updated with more events)
Photo: Tehran University event, 6 Dec 2010
Entrusted with the responsibility to write the first postofthis blog,I have been looking for a topical subject which would provide for an immediate introduction to contemporary Iran and offer an insight into my approach as one of the contributors to the blog. This, I found in the story of two women and the differing treatment they have so far received in Mainstream Western Media.