Last Night's Best Speech

For average Western viewers, accustomed to the negative stereotyping of Iranian males as pathologically patriarchal, thanks to the singular contribution of the popular movie, Not Without My Daughter, this movie presents a timely correction.



Best Foreign Language Film for Iran’s A Separation, directed by Ashgar Farhadi
"At this time many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy. They are happy not just because of an important award or a film or a filmmaker, but because at the time when talk of war, intimidation and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their country, Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture.

A rich and ancient culture that has been under the heavy dust of politics. I proudly offer this honor to the people of my country, a people who respect all cultures and civilizations and despise hostility and resentment. Thank you very much."


Eat this – US neo-con and Israel lobby warmongers.

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