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No Bears review: Panahi’s most powerful film yet

No Bears review: Panahi’s most powerful film yet

Panahi’s eleventh film explores power and borders with real emotional stakes
UCU Teach Outs to be held in the Students’ Union

UCU Teach Outs to be held in the Students’ Union

As alternatives to missed lecture time, university staff will be providing four informal lectures, known as ‘Teach Outs’, in the Students’ Union
#Stop Hazara Genocide: Afghanistan’s deadly oppression of the Hazara

#Stop Hazara Genocide: Afghanistan’s deadly oppression of the Hazara

Protests have taken off around the world following the latest Afghan bombing against the Hazara. But who are the Hazara, and what’s at stake in Afghanistan?
Review: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

Review: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

Javaad Alipoor returns to HOME with Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World, an abstract work about the murder of Fereydoun Farrokhzad
University extends wellbeing support for students from countries in “conflict”

University extends wellbeing support for students from countries in “conflict”

The University extended support for students from countries with “conflict and upheaval”, however, students are unhappy with its messaging
Rise up: An Iranian feminist’s insight

Rise up: An Iranian feminist’s insight

Trigger Warning: Discusses violence. Iran has been flung into conflict once again thanks to the oppressive regime. Hear what’s actually going on from Iranian feminist Laleh, and what you can do to help.
International Cinema: Africa and the Middle East

International Cinema: Africa and the Middle East

Our contributors picked their favourite films from Africa and the Middle East in the fourth instalment of the International Cinema series
Review: There Is No Evil

Review: There Is No Evil

There Is No Evil consists of four novels highlighting the reality of Iran’s capital punishment, writes Michal Wasilewski
Review: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

Review: Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran

Bayse Genc reviews Javaad Alipoor’s “Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran”
Sahar Khodayari and the story of female football fans in Iran

Sahar Khodayari and the story of female football fans in Iran

Tom Reynolds contemplates whether the lift on the ban of women from Iranian football does enough to tackle sexism in football
Review: Tehran Taboo

Review: Tehran Taboo

Review of Tehran Taboo; an immersive film of untold stories set in Tehran.
Cold War heating up

Cold War heating up

The Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the Iran Nuclear Deal could have violent consequences

Review: The Salesman

Georgie Welch reviews Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar winning drama

Trump’s Muslim Ban affects Asghar Farhadi

Nominated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi barred from Oscars under Trump’s Muslim ban

Classic Review: Where is the Friend’s Home?

Where is the Friend’s House?, the film that brought Abbas Kiarostami to attention, beautifully explores the Koker region of Iran

Review: Taxi Tehran

Taxi Tehran is a slow and subtle drama that has much to say about the state of Iranian cinema

World Of Warcraft blocked in Iran

The world’s largest MMO has been hit by US Trade Sanctions.

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