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Mojtaba Mirtahmasb One of Filmmakers Arrested in Iran

Julian Buckeridge, September 21, 2011

Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, the co-director of Jafar Pahahi’s This is Not A Film, is among the six filmmakers who were arrested by Iranian authorities on September 17th.

…The imprisoned filmmakers are Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Katayoun Shahabi, Hadi Afarideh, Naser Safarian, Shahnam Bazdar and Mohsen Shahrnazdar.

Earlier this month, Iran barred Mojtaba Mirtahmasb from accompanying This Is Not a Film, which he and Panahi shot secretly on an iPhone and smuggled into France for its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, to the Toronto International Film Festival. Read more…

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