The Tragedy in Iran Goes On

Jafar Panahi and Mohammed Rasoulof are both in prison in their native Iran for opposing the Ahmedinejad regime, but their work continues. Each of the pair has a new film playing at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The titles are depressingly suggestive, "Goodbye" from Rasoulof and "This Is Not a Film" from Panahi. I cannot stress enough the necessity for anyone concerned with cinema -- or humanity -- to publicly express their support for these men. In the meantime, you can read a bit more about the new films here. And there are petitions available on-line, and Facebook pages for each of them. Panahi's is here, Rasoulof's here.