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Friendly Persuasion: Iranian Cinema After the 1979 Revolution (2000)

This documentary features interviews with several Iranian filmmakers, plus clips from a number of their best films.


Jamsheed Akrami


Jamsheed Akrami


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Credited cast:
Sara Nodjoumi Sara Nodjoumi ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rakhshan Banietemad ... Self (as Rakhshan Bani-Etemad)
Bahram Beizai ... Self
Ebrahim Hatamikia ... Self
Mahmoud Kalari ... Self
Niki Karimi ... Self
Abbas Kiarostami ... Self
Masud Kimiai ... Self
Majid Majidi ... Self
Mohsen Makhmalbaf ... Self
Dariush Mehrjui ... Self
Tahmineh Milani Tahmineh Milani ... Self
Jafar Panahi ... Self
Richard Peña Richard Peña ... Self
Kamal Tabrizi ... Self


This documentary features interviews with several Iranian filmmakers, plus clips from a number of their best films.

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Male Inferiority
21 April 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Reviewing the current update (included are 2000, 2007, 2013 releases) to this documentary called: "Iranian Cinema Before & After Revolution 2019" Females do not show your hair; do not sing; do not dance; do not kiss; do not touch; do not shake hands; do not embrace between a female & male even if the closest of a family member. Applies to everyday life as well as what is allowed to be shown in movies under the "no contact laws" of Iran. Enforced by the Ministry of Culture. In movies even if sleeping or showering you must be wearing your hijab. If you fall & are injured no males can come to your aid. Thus we see some of the ridiculous effects of behavior control not only from Shia Iran, but even Sunni Saudi Arabia who incidentally uses it's wealth to sponsor it's female slavery Sharia law in many other countries (e.g. Indonesia, & extreme conservatism in Sri Lanka contributing to bombings) of the world by mosque building & monetary enticements. Also imprisonment, and physical torture for not wearing a niqab or burqa in public. As in Saudi Arabia if an Iranian women shows a little hair the police or the Iranian Islamic Religious Police can imprison the female who is then often treated harshly (put mildly). In this documentary Iranian Ministry of Censorship had a difficult time deciding whether to allow a mother helping her paralyzed son to be shown. Joining the two aforementioned countries are Russia, North Korea, China & Turkey in state sponsored censorship to the point of imprisonment & assassination; all to control/stifle individuality.

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English | Persian

Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Jam-Hi Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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