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Filmmakers killed, silenced, persecuted and/or imprisoned.

by Sombra
Filmmakers killed, silenced, persecuted and/or imprisoned. by Sombra
Filmmakers who have been killed, silenced, persecuted and/or incarcerated; directly or indirectly because their work. Christian Poveda – born January 12, 1955, in Algiers, Algeria, died September 2, 2009, in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador. “If you look long enough down the throat of the lion, he will eat you.” La Vida Loca (French subs) (English subs) – 2008 Jafar Panahi – Imprisonment and International Response Marta Rodríguez & Iván Sanjinés Pier Paolo Pasolini – March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975 Sergei Parajanov – Imprisonment and later work Marzieh Vafamehr / El Pais / BBC Not in MUBI or not listed as the director of the movie: Augusto… Read more


Filmmakers who have been killed, silenced, persecuted and/or incarcerated; directly or indirectly because their work.



Christian Poveda – born January 12, 1955, in Algiers, Algeria, died September 2, 2009, in Tonacatepeque, El Salvador.
“If you look long enough down the throat of the lion, he will eat you.”
La Vida Loca (French subs) (English subs) – 2008


Jafar Panahi – Imprisonment and International Response


Marta Rodríguez & Iván Sanjinés


Pier Paolo Pasolini – March 5, 1922 – November 2, 1975


Sergei Parajanov – Imprisonment and later work


Marzieh Vafamehr / El Pais / BBC

Not in MUBI or not listed as the director of the movie:
Augusto Tretti
James Miller
Carlos Alvarez
Alexis Tioseco and Nika Bohinc
Maria Rodríguez and Jorge Silva
Brad Will
Albert Carvajal
Yoshikata Yoda Listed under Kenji Mizoguchi’s films. Yoda was Mizo’s regular screenwriter.
John Garfield
The Hollywood Blacklist
The Hollywood Ten
The Hollywood Red Channels List
Helvio Soto
Walter Bernstein
Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno,Borat, Ali G)
Kabir Khan
The Emigration of Filmmakers Under National-Socialism
Juliano Mer-Khamis
Ai Weiwei
Six Documentary Filmmakers Arrested “for Collaborating with BBC Persian”
Mojtaba Mir Tahmasebمجتبی میر طهماسب MaleFilm maker – Director – Worked on last Panahi film
17 Sep 2011: Arrested and presented as BBC collaborator when he is independent – Sent to Evin
Shahnam Bazdarشاهنام بازدار MaleDocumentarist
17 Sep 2011: Arrested and presented as BBC collaborator when he is independent – sent to Evin 209
Naser Safarianناصر صفریان MaleDocumentarist
17 Sep 2011: Arrested and presented as BBC collaborator when he is independent – Sent to Evin 209
Katayoun Shahabiکتایون شهابی FemaleFilm producer
17 Sep 2011: Arrested and presented as BBC collaborator when she is independent – Sent to Evin
Hadi Afaridehهادی آفریده MaleDocumentarist
17 Sep 2011: Arrested and presented as BBC collaborator when he is independent – Sent to Evin 209
Mohsen Shahrnazdarمحسن شهر نازدار MaleDocumentarist
17 Sep 2011: Arrested and presented as BBC collaborator when he is independent – Sent to Evin 209
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Elena Varela was imprisoned for “terrorism” between 2008 and 2010.
Jorge Müller Silva, cinematographer “disappeared"
Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York. El Pais / ABC
Javier Krahe afirma que si le condenan se exiliará a Francia
Syrian film producer and festival director Orwa Nyrabia disappeared
Sam Bacile. Anti-Islam Filmmaker, In Hiding After Protests
Brazilian filmmaker. Polícia procura diretor de ‘5x Favela, Cadu Barcellos
Mike deGruy and Andrew Wight. Celebrated Filmmakers Killed in Australian Helicopter Crash
Syrian filmmaker killed in Homs. Bassel Shahade
The death of Adrienne Shelly
Death of Hugh O’Connor
Death of Allen Ross
British Filmmaker’s Death in Gaza Continues to Resound. James Miller
Emad Burnat, Oscars-bound Palestinian film-maker describes ‘unpleasant’ LAX detention
Imprisoned Tibetan Filmmaker in Isolation. the status of filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen
Dhondup Wangchen Transferred to Another Chinese Prison
Filming for Tibet.
Lebanese Film Banned: An Attack on ‘The Attack’
John Greyson & Tarek Loubani ‘What happened in Egypt?’

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