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Rakhshan Bani-Etemad criticizes West’s sanctions on Iran at Venice filmfest
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_MMS80.jpgTEHRAN -- Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad criticized the U.S. and EU sanctions against Iran during a press conference for her latest film “Tales” at the 71st International Venice Film Festival on Thursday.
She said that the embargos “actually penalized the people in the country,” AP reported.
Children with cancer and those who are suffering from very severe diseases like multiple sclerosis are the main target of the sanctions, she added and asked the West to lift the embargos.
The main members of the cast for “Tales”, Habib Rezaii and Peyman Moadi also accompanied Bani-Etemad in her trip to Venice.
The film features mostly female characters from Banietemad’s previous works, people who represent different layers of Iranian society.
It is competing with nine other films for the Venice Golden Lion in the International competition section. 
Photo: Iranian director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad poses for photographers at the photo call for her “Tales” during the 71st edition of the Venice International Film Festival in Italy on August 28, 2014. (AP/David Azia)

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Last Updated on 30 August 2014 10:24