CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS. Screening on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Sakharov Prize: THIS IS NOT A FILM

Mojtaba Mirtahmasb and Jafar Panahi / Iran and France / 2011 / 75 min / OmeU

The well-known and highly-respected Iranian director Jafar Panahi was sentenced to six years in prison and forbidden from making films for twenty years as a result of his support for the opposition in the Iranian elections in 2009. In this documentary film, which was secretly filmed using a Smartphone and a digital camera by Panahi's good friend and filmmaker Mojita Mirtahmasb and smuggled into France at the last minute in a cake for the Cannes submissions, Panahi shows us what a day in his life is like, as he waits despairingly for his conviction.

On the occasion of the presentation of the Sakharov Prize 2012 to the Iranian lawyor Nasrin Sotoudeh and the Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, "Film in Film Nist" (This is not a film) will be shown in cooperation with the Information Office of the European Parliament in Austria.

Following the film screening, there will be a Q and A session with the renowned Iranian human rights lawyor Mohammad Mostafai, who has represented, amongst others, Sakineh Ashtiani, Hannes Swoboda (European Parliament) and Manfred Nowak (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, University of Vienna). 

In Cooperation with the European Parliament.


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