Iran Government Worries About Animated Film

Iran is suffering difficult economic times with high unemployment and falure to meet energy requirements, but a major concern of the government is what to do about a new animated film named “Persepolis.” An official of the IRID and a prominent film critic will offer a public showing of the film in order to determine if it is suitable for national distribution. The film won a prize at the Cannes film festival and depicts the story of an Iranian girl growing up during the last days of the Shah’s regime and the opening years of the Islamic official. The government fears the film offers an “unrealistically bleak image of Iran.”

Actually, the real bleakness of Iran stems from the need of government officials to review animated films in search of evidence someone doesn’t actually believe everything is wonderful under the rule of Muslim clerics.