Blames & Flames
A Revolution: Televised. • 27m
Directed by Mohammadreza Farzad • 2012 • Iran
In 1978, on the verge of the revolution, more than 130 cinemas burned down across Iran, including 28 in Tehran. Who set them on fire, how was it done, and why?
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Directed by Seyed Reza Razavi • 2013 • Iran
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