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- I know I was born in a prison. And that's pretty much all I know.

Maryam Zaree: Born in Evin Director

TRAUMA: Born in Evin is the story of a brave young woman who seeks the truth about her own past.

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.

In terms of communication, animation can have a high price, but can also be redeeming

Mats Grorud, Ali Soozandeh: The Tower, Tehran Taboo

: Tehran Taboo and the Tower are political animated films with many common features, yet the ability to create deep empathy is what also separates them.