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Film: Taxi directed by Jafar Panahi

Date:
Friday, April 12, 2019
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
Email:
Phone:
5108481196
Location Details:
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave., Berkeley CA 94704

Winner of the Golden Bear (top prize) at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, Taxi was made illegally by Jafar Panahi. Banned from making films by the Islamic regime, Jafar Panahi plays a taxi driver, picking up a variety of passengers and conversing with them about their lives, art, politics, and religion as he drives them through the streets of Tehran, the interior of his taxi mounted with three cameras.

Panahi has repeatedly defied authorities, continuing to make movies critical of the regime.

One of Taxi's actors is the human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, who, in real life, has just been convicted and sentenced to prison, in part for her defense of women who have protested the mandatory hijab.

Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4GBNFJYOQI
Added to the calendar on Sun, Apr 7, 2019 10:46AM
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