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Jafar Panahi: This Is Not a Retrospective

After being confined to his Tehran apartment and banned from his profession in 2010, director Jafar Panahi has become known more as a victim of Iranian human-rights abuse than as a great filmmaker.
Circle games
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 30, 2012
Boston Muslim Film Festival: Panahi's "Offside;" Qurbani’s "Shahada"

Boston Muslim Film Festival: Panahi's "Offside;" Qurbani’s "Shahada"

Offering films that engage with contentious issues of faith and politics and inspired by a spirit of tolerance and compassion, the Boston Muslim Film Festival...
By Peter Keough  |  April 14, 2011

Crimson green

"In the summer before the revolution [against the shah], if you asked someone if there might be a revolution, an optimistic person would say, maybe in a century."
Banned director Jafar Panahi on Iran's vicious circle
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009


The Iranian government has banned Jafar Panahi’s latest contemplation of the oppression of women in Iran.
A game of universal humanity
By TOM MEEK  |  April 25, 2007