Screening of the film «No Bears» by the imprisoned Iranian director Jafar Panahi – Q&A with self-exiled actress Mina Kavani – 63th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: Solidarity with Iranian women fighting for freedom and respect for their rights

The screening of the film No Bears by Jafar Pahani, the Iranian director, imprisoned by the Iranian regime, was held on Friday, November 4th, at the packed Olympion theatre. Actress Mina Kavani, self-exiled in Paris, honoured the screening of the film. Elise Jalladeau, the General Director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, took the floor and expressed her regret that Jafar Panahi, the film director, would not be able to watch the screening in Thessaloniki: «Jafar Panahi, an old friend of the Festival, unfortunately cannot be here with us. But we are honoured to welcome Mina Kavani, the protagonist, who does not have the opportunity to go back to Iran because she lives in exile in Paris.»



An Interview with Ai Weiwei on «Human Flow»: «Personal involvement is most needed during this kind of political crisis»

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. «Human Flow», an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. An Interview, about Refugee Crisis, Human Rights and the Art of Activism. The Greek version of the Interview.