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A filmmaker under house arrest reflects

Renowned Iranian director Jafar Panahi (The Circle, and one of my all-time favorite, Offside) received a six-year prison sentence and a twenty-year ban from making movies due to his open support of the opposition party in Iran's 2009 elections. In this surprising documentary, which was secretly shot on an iPhone and a digital camera by Panahi's close friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and smuggled into ... more >