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Boycott of Iran Film Festival

January 26, 2010

Iranian filmmakers have called for a boycott of this years Fajr Film Festival in Tehran, Iran in hopes of pressuring the government to ease up on repression and release political prisoners, some of whom are filmmakers. Other international artists are supporting the boycott, including Ken Loach, one of my favorite contemporary directors, whose new film “Looking for Eric” was supposed to play the fest. More info can be found HERE and HERE.

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