Makhmalbaf – Back Democracy in Iran – Audio

Nov 25, 20090 comments

Wednesday 25 November 2009 18.30 GMT Conversation with Ian BlackIranian film-maker Mohsen Makhmalbaf talks to Ian Black about his continuing support for the opposition movement

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Five months after the tumult of the Iranian presidential elections, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, a leading spokesman for the opposition movement, is in London to receive the Freedom to Create prize. The internationally acclaimed director of Kandahar and Sex & Philosophy tells the Guardian’s Middle East editor, Ian Black, about the need to link sanctions to human rights and democracy, and why any military action would backfire.