• 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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    “Modern Family”: Iranian, Islamic

    “Now, what happens when writers and directors copy a show from a country that is called ‘the great Satan?’” Yaghoub Yadali highlights blatant similarities that exist between an Iranian series and a popular American one and uses this case study as a window into deep-seated issues in Iranian television.

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    A Few Meaningful Numbers

    Columnist Yaghoub Yadali elaborates upon the surprising survey results released by the Anti-Defamation League that detail the prevalence of anti-semitism in nations around the world, including Iran.

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