Hamid Naficy on This is Not a Film

Approx. Duration: 2 hour 15 minutes

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Iranian film scholar Hamid Naficy considers Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb's celebrated This Is Not a Film, a bold example of the growing Iranian underground documentary movement now taking root in reaction to the hard-line regime of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Hamid Naficy on This is Not a Film

    • This Is Not a Film
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    • Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi
    • Filmed clandestinely within Iranian director Jafar Panahi's apartment while he languished under house arrest for "committing propaganda against the Islamic Republic," this remarkable (non-)film is both a philosophical reflection on the making of art and a moving personal testament.