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CANNES, France (Reuters) – When Iranian authorities sentenced Mohammad Rasoulof to jail, they may have hoped the filmmaker would stop work or at least tone down his movies that lay bare legal and political injustices in the Islamic Republic. Before his arrest alongside acclaimed director Jafar Panahi, in 2010, Rasoulof was making films that showed the problems of Iranian society through...

ART

Tehran MoCA’s New Director Discusses Projects With Europe

The new director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (TMoCA), Ali Mohammad Zare, spoke in a recent interview about the museum's collaborations with Western museums and curators, and about the exhibitions planned in Berlin and Rome in late 2016 and early 2017 which...

FILM

At Cannes Festival, Asghar Farhadi Urges Iran to Lift Panahi’s Travel...

By Tara Biglari Asghar Farhadi's new movie "Everybody Knows” (Todos Lo Saben) opened the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday night, with Farhadi appearing on the red carpet alongside his actors,...

MUSIC

Iranian Singer Cancels Concert After Female Players Banned from Stage

Benyamin Bahadori – an Iranian pop singer, composer and songwriter – has refused to perform at a concert in Kerman, capital of Kerman Province,...

SCIENCE, SPACE & TECHNOLOGY

Persian Women in Tech Gather in London, Discuss Empowerment

By Tara Biglari Persian Women in Tech (PWIT) held their second London panel last week at the Ernst & Young offices. Set against the backdrop of London Bridge with a dramatic sunset in the distance,...