Jailed Iranian filmmakers backed by Hollywood

by Peter D. Marshall

by Deborah Kim.

In September, producer Katayoun Shahabi, directors Naser Saffarian, Hadi Afarideh, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Shahnam Bazdar and documentarian Mohsen Shahrnazdar were thrown into jail for work they did with BBC.

Earlier this month, director Jafar Panahi was put under house arrest, and actress Marzieh Vafamehr was sentenced to 90 lashes for a film she did in Australia that questions some of Iran‘s policies. Now several Hollywood organizations are taking a stand in support of the filmmakers.

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