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"I Am Not Angry": Iran's Culture Minister blocks release of film about expelled student


Source: Radio Zamaneh

After persistent pressure from conservative factions in Parliament, the Ministry of Culture and Guidance announced that Reza Darmishian film, "I am not Angry" was finally blocked from screening through direct intervention of the Culture Minister Ali Jannati.

The spokesman for the ministry told the Shargh daily that although official orders to make changes to the film were carried out, "the minister is still not satisfied" that the film is ready to be released.

He added that the permit for the film was issued under the former administration and therefore the film must now meet the current criteria for the Ministry of Culture.

He went on to say that it must be ascertained that the film is not harmful to the system.

The conservative factions have repeatedly maintained that I am not Angry promotes subversive views and have demanded that it be banned from public screening.

The film depicts the story of Navid a university student who is marked for attending the 2009 protests and is expelled from university.

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