liberté, fraternité, créativité: free jafar panahi

Iranian film director Jafar Panahi at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival - ph: Jan Bauer/AP

Jafar Panahi: sentenced on December 20, 2010 to six years in prison; banned from filmmaking, writing, interacting with the media or foreign cultural organizations for twenty years

sign the petition here
 to free this artist and fellow filmmaker Mohammad Rasoulov, also sentenced to six years' incarceration 
by the gov't of Iran

The Jafar Panahi petition is supported by:
le Festival de Cannes, la SACD, la Cinémathèque française, l'ARP, la Cinémathèque suisse, le Festival international du film de Locarno, le Forum des images, Positif, la SRF, Les Cahiers du cinéma, Citéphilo

plus, an interesting new protest filmmaking idea, check it out:

January 19, 2011. LONDON- Spurred to action by the recent imprisonment and filmmaking ban imposed upon two pro-democracy Iranian filmmakers Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof, a new human rights organization and film foundation is offering a revolutionary way for the world to protest human rights abuses...

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