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Hamid Dabashi discusses director Jafar Panahi and Iranian cinema with Asia Society's La Frances Hui on Mar. 4, 2011. (8 min., 37 sec.)
Great Cinema and Times of Trauma
Columbia scholar explains charges against Iran's Jafar Panahi, and how social trauma can lead to major cinema. more
Still from Jafar Panahi's 2003 film Crimson Gold.
The 'Hidden Violence' in Iranian Society
Jafar Panahi's "Crimson Gold" uncovers Iranian class resentments and the legacy of its war with Iraq. more
Panelists at Asia Society's 2011 Indian Union Budget discussion in New York on Mar. 1, 2011.
Indian Budget 2011: 'Every Challenge Presents an Opportunity'
In early 2011, experts look at India's economic outlook and like what they see. more
L to R: Richard Peña, Negar Mottahedeh, Hadi Ghaemi, and Hamid Dabashi speaking in New York on Mar. 2, 2011. (Asia Society New York)
Jafar Panahi and the Power of Cinema
Panelists assess the Iranian director's predicament in light of ongoing political turmoil in the Middle East. more
Still from Jafar Panahi's 2006 film Offside .
Offside and Offscreen: Women of Iran
Jafar Panahi's film finds a striking metaphor for the predicament of the country's women. more

Film, Football, and Jafar Panahi's 'Offside'

Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh unravels the metaphor of Jafar Panahi's 2006 film Offside. more
Hamid Dabashi, Shahram Karimi, and La Frances Hui discuss The White Meadows at Asia Society New York on Feb. 25, 2011. (8 min., 28 sec.)
A Tribute to Two Jailed Iranian Filmmakers
Asia Society salutes the directors Jafar Panahi and Mohammad Rasoulof at the start of a four-film series. more
Offside (2006), directed by Jafar Panahi, screening at Asia Society New York on Feb. 26, 2011. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Asia Society Salutes Jafar Panahi, Silenced Iranian Auteur

Iran's Jafar Panahi is honored with a retrospective at Asia Society New York. more
US Sec. of State Hillary Clinton remembers Richard Holbrooke during address at Asia Society in New York on Feb. 18, 2011. (3 min., 29 sec.)
Clinton to Taliban: Dump al-Qaida or 'Face Consequences'
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton restates, clarifies US commitment in Afghanistan. more
L to R: Hassan Abbas, Philip Oldenburg, and Kanchan Chandra at Asia Society New York on Feb. 15, 2011.
Democracy in India and Pakistan: A 'Contingency' Story
Experts discuss how neighbors such as Pakistan and India have evolved such different political cultures. more