• Photo: Ahmad via Flickr (Creative Commons License)
    A Question

    The two Iranian political parties rivaling for control of the presidency are, in form but not in content, similar to the contentions between the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States.

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  • Jafar Panahi in his film, "Taxi." Photo via Youtube user: moviemaniacsDE
    Taxi

    Taxi, the newest film by renowned Iranian film director Jafar Panahi, won the Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear on February 15. The Iranian government has banned Panahi from making films for 20 years.

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  • Black Hand depicts the government's oppression of women in sports. Photo via Facebook.
    Underground Graffiti

    “This art demonstrates the creativity of the young artist(s), risking it all to share the sentiments of their generation in Iran’s closed and heavily controlled environment.” Yaghoub Yadali examines the work of Black Hand, a dissident street artist using graffiti to make a political stance.

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