Moslem Mansouri

Moslem Mansouri was born in 1964 in Iran. In 1981, because of his political views against the tyrannical regime of Iran, he was arrested and imprisoned for two years.

He began working in Iranian cinema magazines in 1981 and published a book, "Cinema and literature'. In the same year he studied film studies in the Faculty of Art, Azad University, for one year.

From 1994 to 1998, Mansouri, under the pretext of media work and outside the control of the Iranian regime, secretly produced eight documentary films about the lives of the people in the theocratic rule of Iran. They include: 'Close-up, Long Shot', 'Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty', 'Trial', 'Life Forbidden', 'Earth Without Sex', 'Multitude', 'Child for Sale',and 'Exile in Homeland'.

Mansouri also made a short film 'Dissolve' in Paris in 1997.

Moslem Mansouri came to the United States in 1999 and sought political asylum there. He is following up to edit and prepare some of his films that he did not have the opportunity to do in Iran, including 'Child for Sale', 'Earth without Sex', and 'Life Forbidden'.

Artist Code: 925



2002, 43:00 minutes, colour, Persian w Eng Sub