BIFF 2020
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We are Journalists

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Vi er journalister
Danmark / Iran/ 2014/ 1 t. 25 min.
LANGUAGE:
persisk / farsi
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Ahmad Jalali Farahani
DIRECTOR:
Ahmad Farahani
WRITER:
Frank Piasecki Poulsen
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Ahmad Jalali Farahani, Anja Dalhoff
PRODUCER:
Anja Dalhoff
In Iran the pen is still mightier than the sword

A clever Englishman once said that the pen is mightier than the sword. For most, this is merely a flattering cliché, but for the Iranian journalists in this documentary it is all too literal. Any text or image that raises the ire of the Iranian authorities may have drastic consequences, and journalists are routinely thrown in jail for criticizing the government and the religious leaders. WE ARE JOURNALISTS is a brave and brilliant film about sacrifice and courage in one of the world's most restrictive regimes.

 

Ahmad Farahani

Ahmad Farahani (Iran, 1975) WE ARE JOURNALISTS is Farahani's debut as feature documentary director.

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