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Film: Taxi directed by Jafar Panahi
Date Friday April 12
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorRevolution Books
Emailrevolutionbooks [at]
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.

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Added to the calendar on Sunday Apr 7th, 2019 10:46 AM

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