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Jafar Panahi This Is Not a Film: Oscar 2013 Best Documentary Feature semi-finalist Jafar Panahi is in contention for the 2013 Academy Awards. Co-directed by Panahi, currently serving a six-year jail sentence for "propaganda" against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, This Is Not a Film is one of fifteen semi-finalists in the Academy Awards’ Best Documentary Feature category. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ press release, 126 documentaries had initially qualified for the 2013 Oscar. (Photo: Jafar Panahi [...] »

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