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Movies of necessity

Jafar Panahi: 3 women (See rokh)

PROHIBITION PROHIBITION: The Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi continues to make films with ever-increasing scope for action, despite the fact that he has been banned from both work and travel.

The misunderstood revolution

Amin Saikal: Iran Rising. The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic

IRAN: Solidly argued status of the Iranian state 40 years after the fall of the shah.

Foucault and the Iranian Revolution

Alain Brossat, Alain Naze: Interroger l'actualité avec Michel Foucault: Téhéran 1978 / Paris 2015

: It is far from Tehran 1978 to Paris, Copenhagen or Oslo 2018, but with Foucault's help we can perhaps understand a little more of the religious language of the Iranian revolution.

Disc boom in the Sandberg case 

: Per Sandberg did not have to go to Iran to be monitored. New monitoring techniques make it possible to locate mobile users – regardless of where they are. We take a closer look at this development.

With the child's eyes

Nora Twomey / Ali Soozandeh: The Breadwinner / Tehran Taboo

: Girls dressed as boys in the underworld of Kabul and Tehran with sex, drugs and rave music are depicted through the child's gaze in the animated films The Breadwinner and Tehran Taboo.

Meeting Shirin Ebadi

: Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi was recently at the Voy X La Paz peace conference in Uruguay, where she participated in talks on human rights and possible paths to peace.

The filmmaker against the system

Mohammad Rasoulof: The man against the current

: Mohammad Rasoulofs The Man Against the Current is far clearer and more direct in his critique of the system than is usually seen in Iranian film.

No more red pomegranates

: Water has political and security aspects in the Middle East, and future wars in this region will be about water resources.

Iran, mullah capitalism and the protest movement

: Around the turn of the year, one could read in the Western media that there was a revolution going on in Iran. But there was no revolution – which is not so surprising.

Afraid of the Iranian nuclear bomb?

: The most self-evident political truth in Israel at the moment concerns Iran: Iran is Israel's deadly enemy and wants to destroy Israel – Israel must therefore destroy Iran's force first.

Book crisis in Iran

: Iranians read less than ever. Why?