Iranian directors banned from making movies that address social problems

Iranian movie directors Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian, Saied Rostayi and Pouran Derakhshandeh have been banned from continuing their movie making activities.
Mahdavian had requested a warrant to a make a new movie called “Latari” about the trafficking of Iranian women to Arabic countries but he did not receive a warrant from the Cinematic Licensing Council.
According to other reports, Saied Rostayi was looking to make a new movie, “6.5 per Meter”, which did not receive a warrant.
Pouran Derakhshandeh was also banned from making her newest movie.
After her movie, “Hush! Girls Don’t Scream”, she wanted to make, “Hush! Boys Don’t Scream”, about recent social issues. (Tabnak state-run Website – Aug. 23, 2017)

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