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Reform Cinema in IranFilm and Political Change in the Islamic Republic$
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Blake Atwood

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178174

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.001.0001

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Film Archives and Online Videos

Film Archives and Online Videos

The Search for Reform in Post-Khatami Iran

Chapter:
5 Film Archives and Online Videos
Source:
Reform Cinema in Iran
Author(s):

Blake Atwood

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231178174.003.0006

With the end of Khatami's eight-year presidency in mind, chapter 6 attends to the legacy of reform cinema by examining Massoud Bakhshi’s Tehran Has No More Pomegranates (2007), an experimental documentary, and the music video "Love of Speed" (2007), performed by the underground band Kiosk and released on YouTube. Bakhshi’s film and Kiosk’s video establish that reform cinema as an aesthetic movement functions outside of the temporal limits of its political antecedent. Although both works were released two years after Khatami’s presidency ended, and did not benefit directly from his cultural liberalism, they still participate in central reformist debates.

Keywords:   Documentary, Massoud Bakhshi, Kiosk, YouTube, Music Video, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

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