Iranian director Jafar Panahi goes on hunger strike in prison

Iranian director Jafar Panahi goes on hunger strike in prison

Laureate of movie festivals in Cannes, Venice and Berlin Jafar Panahi (” Taxi”) started a hunger strike. In July 2022, he was sentenced to prison in Iran.

“Today, like many people locked up in Iran, I have no choice but to protest against savage behavior with my life,” Panahi stated through his spouse on Instagram * (the social network belongs to Meta, recognized as extremist, outlawed in the Russian Federation).

Last summertime, throughout the protests, Panahi concerned see his detained associate Mohammad Rasoulof (Evil Doesn’t Exist ). Rather, Panahi was locked up for six years. The director was punished to this term back in 2010 for criticizing the authorities. At that time, the director was restricted to leave the nation as well as make movies.

Panaja’s most current film, Without Bears, joined the competition at the Venice Film Festival, where it got an unique jury reward.

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