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.