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I want you to put yourself in my shoes as a filmmaker who can't do anything else but make films, and doesn't want to do anything else. How much time do I have left? Do I have twenty years left to live? I cannot stay idle. I know this is what they want. They let me out of a small prison and released me to a much larger one.When I was in a small prison I knew there was nothing I could do there. ...
On December 20, 2010, Panahi was sentenced by the Revolutionary Court to six years in prison and barred for the next twenty years from film-making, political activity, traveling or giving interviews. Panahi's colleague Mohammad Rasoulof was also sentenced to six years in prison.