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Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies, but is thankful he can vote for the Oscars

Jafar Panahi has thanked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for inviting him into their voting branch, despite his ongoing issues with the Iranian Government. In 2010, the acclaimed Iranian filmmaker was deemed to have produced “propaganda against the Islamic republic,” placed under house arrest, and banned from making movies for 20 years. […]

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