Last year, the blogosphere was abuzz with news about Iranian director Jafar Panahi, arrested by the government there for subversive filmmaking. Less buzzed about was that Rasoulof was arrested alongside him. In December, both were sentenced to six-year prison terms, and a 20-year ban on making movies.
Which is to say: men are going to spend serious time behind bars, and have effectively surrendered their artistic careers, because they wanted the world to see their movies, including this one. (Panahi served as editor on White Meadows). This is your chance to honor their sacrifice—to do more than e-sign an e-petition.