Defend Press Freedom

In honor of World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd, we hope you will consider supporting The Media Line this month.
The role of a free press has been at the foundation of democracies around the world for nearly 200 years.
Yet, in many countries, publications are censored and journalists put their lives at risk to report the truth.
A transparent and reliable press covering the important issues of the Middle East is needed more than ever.

The Media Line is proud to assume this responsibility and has over 20 years of success in shaping the role of news reporting in the region. We hope you will support our efforts by making a donation today.

Thank you!

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President
Exile

Exile

Date and time: Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 2 to 3 pm British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Tickets (general admission £3, BFS member free) here.

Maryam Ghorban Karimi will review the work of exiled Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and in particular his 2014 film, The President.

This lecture by Maryam Ghorban Karimi is part of our Summer Film Series, which is produced in co-operation with Berwick Film Society. Tickets for the full series are available here and are free to anyone who was a member of BFS for its 2019/20 season.

The President (2014) is a thought-provoking reflection on some of the failed revolutions the 20th C. has witnessed. Mohsen Makhmalbaf the prominent Iranian director once again has risen to tell a passionate tale of a political failing from the perspective of the oppressor. Makhmalbaf, clashing with the restrictions and institutional censorship in Iran, was one of the first Iranian filmmakers who have tried making films outside of Iran beginning in the 1990s. An acclaimed filmmaker that notably does not confine himself within a style or genre, he has had the greatest number of banned films in Iran over his career. This lecture will offer an overview of Makhmalbaf’s vibrant journey as a self-educated political filmmaker with an impressive list of accolades, to help better understand his vision and approach to filmmaking.

The President can be rented on Amazon Prime and on Google Play.

The lecture will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. An invitation to each lecture will be emailed to you.

If you book this course online, we will hold your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not wish us to hold your personal data, please book by post (see www.berwickea.co.uk) and do not supply an email address.

Give the Gift of Trusted News!

Dear friends,

The Media Line is always there to report to you the stories and issues of the Middle East – completely and in context: TML is the source you can trust.

Know The Media Line to Know The Middle East!

Please support our ad-free, nonprofit news agency. Our seasoned journalists reporting from the Middle East are working day and night during these challenging, yet defining times; and our student interns are honing their knowledge and skills, preparing to emerge as tomorrow’s journalists.

You rely on us and we’re relying on you! Make your online tax-deductible donation here and contact us regarding donations through appreciated stock, donor advised funds, qualifying IRA distributions and other charitable instruments.

Thank you for confidence in The Media Line.
 
Felice Friedson
Founder, President

Invest in the
Trusted Mideast
News source.
We are on the
front lines.

Personalize Your News
Upgrade your experience by choosing the categories that matter most to you.
Click on the icon to add the category to your Personalize news
Browse Categories and Topics
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.
Wake up to the Trusted Mideast News source Mideast Daily News Email
By subscribing, you agree to The Media Line terms of use and privacy policy.