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Oppressed Iranian Filmmakers Jafar Panahi & Mohammad Rasoulof To Debut New Work At Cannes

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 9, 2011 1:41 AM
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2011 so far has been an extraordinary, tumultuous time in the Middle East. From the protests in Egypt that swept across the region, to the death last week of Osama Bin Laden, the floodgates seem to be opening for real change in a way reminiscent of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It's set to be a messier transition -- violence continues in Egypt, in Libya and in Bahrain, among others -- but there's plenty of reason for optimism. Unfortunately, one thing remains true in the Middle East: the governing forces of Iran are still an oppressive pack of c***s.

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