We Are Journalists
The difficulties faced by journalists inside and out of Iran
JOIN THE DISCUSSION. Official Selection - Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, 2014
The director, editor, scriptwriter and cameraman Ahmad Jalali Farahani was born in 1975 in Iran. He hold a master's degree in Media Management from Tehran University before he became a journalist . He also worked as a film actor and director. He acted in several theater and television serials in Iran. Ahmad also edited some Iranian short films and documentaries. He is now working as an editor and documentary film director in the Danish film company called "Danish Doc Production".
My primary purpose in making the film is to tell my own story and that of other Iranian journalists. In order to do so I feel it's my duty to spite the torture and imprisonment. I want my film to serve as a voice for the Iranian journalists who run such huge risks. President Rohani has made a few changes in Iran and the government is now on speaking terms with the West, but the conditions endured by journalism there are as bad as ever. Large numbers of journalists are currently incarcerated in Teheran, including many of my friends.