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Iranian Filmmakers Detained In Golestan Province


Source: Radio Zamaneh

Three Iranian documentary makers have been arrested in Kalaleh in Golestan Province for trying to make a film that puts the country in a negative light. The local Golestan News Agency refers to the detained filmmakers as "cinema criminals" who were "making a dark documentary commissioned by Western media."

The report adds: "With a crew of three, the underground filmmakers, who were commissioned by Western media to prepare a film to please Westerners about the effects of the sanctions on Turkmen Tribes", were arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence.

Iranian authorities have frowned upon Iranian films that delve into the darker elements in society, arguing that they reflect a negative image of the country that Iran's enemies could use to their advantage.

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