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AsiaSociety.org articles, op-eds, videos and blog posts on Iran.

Iranian-American comedian hopes to break stereotypes and get a few laughs along the way.
Columbia scholar explains charges against Iran's Jafar Panahi, and how social trauma can lead to major cinema.
Columbia University's Hamid Dabashi discusses the critique of Iranian society presented in Jafar Panahi's 2003 film Crimson Gold.
Jafar Panahi's "Crimson Gold" uncovers Iranian class resentments and the legacy of its war with Iraq.
Panelists assess the Iranian director's predicament in light of ongoing political turmoil in the Middle East.
Hamid Dabashi, Hadi Ghaemi, Negar Mottahedeh, and Richard Peña assess the plight of Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi.
Jafar Panahi's film finds a striking metaphor for the predicament of the country's women.
Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh unravels the metaphor of Jafar Panahi's 2006 film Offside.
Asia Society salutes the directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof at the start of a four-film series.
Hamid Dabashi, Shahram Karimi, and La France Hui discuss Iranian director Jafar Panahi and the 2009 film The White Meadows.