Hamid Dabashi

March 5, 2012

Video: Iranian Cinema Under Siege

Video: Iranian Cinema Under Siege The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran has released a short video highlighting the plight of Iranian cinema. The video, "Iranian Cinema Under Siege" features Richard Peña, the director of the New York Film Festival, and Hamid Dabashi, professor at Columbia University, who discuss the extent of the government's repression of Iranian filmmakers. Footage of prominent Iranian filmmakers Bahman Farmanara and Jafar Panahi, who is currently under house arrest, details the ongoing ... read more
September 18, 2011

Video: Don’t Let Ahmadinejad off the Hook in New York

Video: Don’t Let Ahmadinejad off the Hook in New York (19 September 2011) As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives in New York, four New Yorkers who closely follow developments in Iran talk about why the Iranian people expect the media and UN dignitaries to focus primarily on holding Ahmadinejad accountable for Iran's human rights crisis during their meetings with him.Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran is joined by Professor Hamid Dabashi of Columbia University, Bitta Mostofi, a lawyer and human rights read more