Hossein Rajabian

Cultures of Resistance Awardee — Iran
Hossein Rajabian is an Iranian filmmaker, writer and photographer who was imprisoned in 2015 on charges related to his filmmaking. His movies have touched on social issues ranging from government control to women’s rights. Rajabian’s 2016 feature film “The Upside-Down Triangle” explored a woman’s right to divorce in Iran. His most recent feature, “Creation Between Two Surfaces,” from 2019 reflected on themes of state control and mental trauma. Both films have been banned in Iran.
Rajabian has been imprisoned due to government charges related to his filmmaking including ‘insulting Islamic sanctities’ and ‘spreading propaganda against the system’. For the social commentary in his films, Rajabian was held in prison for three years.
Rajabian received a Cultures of Resistance Award (CoR Award) in 2022.
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