• Kathreen Khavari
    Kathreen

    Does Iranian or Middle Eastern heritage mean ‘terrorist’? Yaghoub Yadali examines prejudice and takes a close look at the short film “Brain of Terror,” in which the Iranian-American actress Kathreen Khavari plays 11 characters who are trying determine whether or not they’re terrorists.

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  • Iran Satellite Dishes
    In the Future People Will Laugh at Many Things

    Satellite dishes, bootleg VHS tapes, uncensored films, police searches, laughter, and fear. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Iran has imposed and removed bans on just about everything – soon such actions, says the new minister of Islamic Culture and Guidance says, will make everyone laugh.

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  • Girl Rising Poster
    Girl Rising

    From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins comes Girl Rising – an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl – and the world. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country who tell the girls’ stories with profound resonance.

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  • 3D movie audience
    3D Censorship in Cuba (Spanish Text)

    Earlier this year a popular new entertainment business cropped up in Havana: 3D movies. Cuba columnist Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo looks at the privately-owned “movie theaters” – rooms in private residences – which have recently come under the scrutiny of the Cuban government.

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  • Feng Xiaogang
    “China’s Spielberg” Feng Xiaogang On Censorship

    “I believe that 1942 is the closest that you can get to an Oscar-level film for China because of the censorship.” In this interview, The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg had a chance to ask the celebrated writer/director Feng Xiaogang about censorship in China, as well as his life and career.

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  • Photo by Walfrido López Rodríguez
    Ai Weiwei’s Havana

    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo’s thoughts on the unofficial screening of the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at an independent cinema in Havana, Cuba, and of Walfrido López Rodríguez’s photography project inspired by Ai’s “Study of Perspective” series.

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  • Photo by Walfrido López Rodríguez
    Ai Weiwei’s Havana (Spanish Text)

    Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo escribe sobre la exhibición no oficial del documental Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry en un cine independiente de La Habana, Cuba, y del performance fotográfico de Walfrido López Rodríguez inspirado en el “Study in Perspective” de Ai.

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