Middle Eastern Film Series continues with ‘This Is Not a Film’

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s new Middle Eastern Studies Program Film Series continues Monday, April 16, with a screening of “This Is Not a Film.” 

The documentary covers the Iranian government’s attempts to repress pro-democracy protests in 2009.

The screening, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in Donaghey Student Services Center Room 104 and will be followed by a discussion about the film.

This clandestine documentary was shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes Film Festival. It depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panachi during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment while Panachi was appealing his sentence of six years in prison and a 20-year ban from filmmaking.

For more information, contact Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm, 501-683-7029 or ejwiebelhaus@ualr.edu.

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