A strong position.
In a video posted on Instagram, two-time Oscar-winning Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi calls on artists around the world to show solidarity with protesters in his country who are protesting against the mullahs' regime following the death of a young woman arrested by the vice squad for
"wearing inappropriate clothing".
Like me, you must have seen these images of these progressive and courageous women leading protests for their rights alongside men.
These protesters are defending simple, basic rights that the state has denied them for years.
This society, especially these women, has traveled a hard and painful path until today.
Now the breaking point has been reached
”, underlines the director of
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And to continue
These demonstrators, I have seen them up close in recent nights.
Most of them are very young;
I saw the outrage and hope on their faces.
I deeply respect their struggle for freedom and the right to choose their own destiny despite all the brutality they endure.
I am proud of my powerful fellow citizens.
I hope they achieve their ends
On social networks covers of the hymn to the revolt "
The director then calls on "
artists, filmmakers, intellectuals, human rights activists from all countries to show solidarity with this brave and worthy movement and to help them by multiplying writings, videos
"It's our responsibility as human beings"
, assures Asghar Farhadi, "
I have no doubt that Iranian women will be the pioneers of massive transformations
On Saturday evening, the demonstrations again affected several cities in Iran, including the capital Tehran where a viral video showed a woman walking with her head uncovered and waving her veil in the middle of the street, flouting strict dress rules.
In Iran, women must cover their hair and body to below the knees and must not wear tight pants or ripped jeans, among other things.
Other videos appear on social networks, including a wave of Persian covers of the Italian anthem to the revolt "
The reformist "
People's Union of Islamic Iran
" party on Saturday urged the state to rescind the headscarf requirement and release those arrested.