Monday, October 10, 2011

My Tehran For Sale - A Land Without Democracy

My Tehran For Sale - A Land Without Democracy

Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.Vafamehr was arrested in July after appearing in "My Tehran for Sale," which came under harsh criticism in conservative circles.

The film, produced in collaboration with Australia, tells the story of a young actress in Tehran whose theatre work is banned by the authorities. She is then forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically.
The Fars news agency said the movie had not been approved for screening in Iran and was being distributed in the country illegally.
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These were the Yahoo headlines I saw this morning eliciting an OMG from me. ONE YEAR IN JAIL & 90 LASHES for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic; what kind of backward, unenlightened, moronic universe does the country of Iran reside in? We all know of the horrors that are faced everyday by ordinary citizens of Iran, especially if you happen to be born a FEMALE.

We, in America, live in a somewhat free society so hearing such tyranny that people from totalitarian regimes must face is quite chilling and shocking to us. It’s hard to believe that there are human beings who live on this planet and they are not allowed to think, talk, move or make facial expressions without committing a crime of some sort. That’s not living, that’s not even existing, what it is or what it resembles is the theological interpretation of HELL. I firmly believe that there are those in this USA who would impose such an ignorant, backward tenent upon we-the-people here in the states if they could and that is pretty damn scary. If you think that statement farfetched and over the top just turn your head to the right and look at what the GOP Tea Party is doing to gut the middle class of our society. Here is an excerpt from Thom Hartmann’s “SCREWED-The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class”:

“In human society as well, to have a democracy we must have a middle class. And to have a true middle class, a majority of the people in a nation must be educated and economically secure and must have full and easy access to real news so they can make informed decisions. Democracy requires that its citizens be able to afford to take care of themselves and their families when they get sick, to afford a decent place to live, to find meaningful and well-paying work, and to anticipate--and enjoy--a secure retirement. This is the American Dream. It's the America my dad grew up in and the America I grew up in. It's the America that is quickly slipping away from us under the burden of crony capitalism and a political system corrupted by it.” SEE MORE HERE

If Actress Marzieh Vafamehr does receive such a harsh punishment (as repulsive as that is) I am sure she will be instrumental in the abolishment of Iran’s Tyrannical Rule. That’s what it takes, stand up and demand liberty, don’t allow them to use fear to erode what freedoms we already enjoy. If we do allow the dismantaling of our rights, we have only ourselves to blame.

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Iran actress sentenced to one year in jail

A general view of Tehran in July 2011. Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced …
Actress Marzieh Vafamehr has been sentenced to a year in jail and 90 lashes for her role in a film about the limits imposed on artists in the Islamic republic, an Iranian opposition website reported Sunday.
"A verdict has been issued for Marzieh Vafamehr, sentencing her to a year in jail and 90 lashes," Kalameh.com reported.
"Her lawyer has appealed the sentence, which was handed down yesterday (Saturday)," the report added, without giving further details.
Vafamehr was arrested in July after appearing in "My Tehran for Sale," which came under harsh criticism in conservative circles.
The film, produced in collaboration with Australia, tells the story of a young actress in Tehran whose theatre work is banned by the authorities. She is then forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically.
The Fars news agency said the movie had not been approved for screening in Iran and was being distributed in the country illegally.
Vafamehr was released in late July after posting unspecified bail. MORE HERE

Watch the video clips of the movie, "My Tehran For Sale"

Trailer




SCENE SHOT

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