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    Iranian star of Australian produced film to be lashed

    AN Iranian actress will be jailed for a year and lashed 90 times for starring in an Australian film production about the Western influence on life in the Islamic republic.
    Actress Marzieh Vafamehr was the main character of the 2009 feature film My Tehran for Sale, The Advertiser reported.

    The film was jointly funded by the South Australian Film Corporation and the Adelaide Film Festival.
    She was arrested in June after black market copies of the film began circulating in Tehran, showing Vafamehr in some scenes without an Islamic hijab which covers the hair and neck.
    Vafamehr's family had requested a Western media blackout of the case since her arrest but on Sunday the Iranian opposition website Kalameh.com went public with news of the actress's harsh punishment.

    Adelaide co-producer of the film, Kate Croser, of Cyan Films, said the company had offered assistance to the family but would maintain a public silence on the verdict until it could determine if their wishes on Western commentary on the case had changed.
    "There is an appeal which could be lengthy and the family may still believe that public comment will be unhelpful because they are going through all the official channels," she said.
    "We can say the charges were that there was no permit for filming, which is not true, and that in some scenes Marzieh was not wearing a hijab and had a shaved head."
    Supporters of Vafamehr were yesterday meeting to offer support to the family, including organising an Australian lobbying effort through the film's Iranian-born director Granaz Moussavi, who now lives in Melbourne.
    The movie's plot is based in part on Moussavi's own life and that of her friend Vafamehr but also on stories the Flinders University film graduate was told when she volunteered as a translator at the Woomera detention centre.
    Internet images of officially administered lashings in Iran show victims being placed face down in a prone position and then being whipped with a long stick on the upper legs, back and buttocks.
    In 2008, Vafamehr, Moussavi and South Australian producers Croser and Julie Ryan filmed the movie in Tehran and brought the footage back to Adelaide for post production.
    Vafamehr plays the character of a young actress in Tehran whose theatre work is banned by the authorities.
    She is then forced to lead a secret life in order to express herself artistically while at the same time trying to migrate to Australia.
    The 2009 film was highly controversial in Iran only because it showed footage of uninhibited modernised Iranians at Western-style rave parties.
    Footage of those scenes would normally be censored by authorities for being subversive.
    Family First MLC Dennis Hood said he would contact Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd today urging the Federal Government to offer assistance to the family.
    "‘The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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    One must assume everyone knew the risks in produceing this film..

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    Perhaps except the ignorant Australian film companies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    Perhaps except the ignorant Australian film companies.
    Yep! Aussies can be pretty naieve...even thick.
    Perhaps...there is already a sequel in the makeing...

    ...."HOW I GOT HUNG OUT TO DRY...THE IRIANIAN CONNECTION"....

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    "She was arrested in June after black market copies of the film began circulating in Tehran, showing Vafamehr in some scenes without an Islamic hijab which covers the hair and neck."

    STONE HER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner View Post
    "She was arrested in June after black market copies of the film began circulating in Tehran, showing Vafamehr in some scenes without an Islamic hijab which covers the hair and neck."

    STONE HER!!!


    and the film crew..........

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    YES, STONE HER, THE BRAZEN HARLOT!

    Oh, and can I just take this opportunity to remind everyone that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant and loving religion.


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    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    showing Vafamehr in some scenes without an Islamic hijab which covers the hair and neck."
    She was lucky she wasn't raped wandering around dressed like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    showing Vafamehr in some scenes without an Islamic hijab which covers the hair and neck."
    She was lucky she wasn't raped wandering around dressed like that.
    Or hanged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    YES, STONE HER, THE BRAZEN HARLOT!

    Oh, and can I just take this opportunity to remind everyone that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant and loving religion.

    It definately shows in this case, makes you wonder what would happen if it was produced for the adult market.

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    They really are barbarians.
    The sooner that evil cult is wiped of the face of the earth the better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    They really are barbarians.
    The sooner that evil cult is wiped of the face of the earth the better.
    What? Australians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    showing Vafamehr in some scenes without an Islamic hijab which covers the hair and neck."
    She was lucky she wasn't raped wandering around dressed like that.
    Or hanged.
    Or stuffed in the Pre-Heated Oven.

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    NEW YORK: Even a fatwa is grist for comedy when you’re David Letterman.
    Back from two weeks’ vacation and making his first TV appearance since a threat against his life was posted on a jihadist website, the ”Late Show” host played it all for laughs during Monday’s monologue.

    Good thing the South Australian Film Corporation did not try to promote Her Film on The Late Show with David Letterman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    They really are barbarians.
    The sooner that evil cult is wiped of the face of the earth the better.
    What? Australians?
    film makers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrabow View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    YES, STONE HER, THE BRAZEN HARLOT!

    Oh, and can I just take this opportunity to remind everyone that Islam is a peaceful, tolerant and loving religion.

    It definately shows in this case, makes you wonder what would happen if it was produced for the adult market.
    Actually they make a lot of Persian porn in LA. There's a fair bit circulating around the sandpit.


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    Harry, please tell me more

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    They really are barbarians.
    The sooner that evil cult is wiped of the face of the earth the better.
    Could not agree more.
    All religions should face the same fate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo
    They really are barbarians.
    The sooner that evil cult is wiped of the face of the earth the better.
    What? Australians?
    Steady on there cobber!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noelbino View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    They really are barbarians.
    The sooner that evil cult is wiped of the face of the earth the better.
    Could not agree more.
    All religions should face the same fate.
    Agreed!

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