Roqe – Episode 45 – Hadi Ghaemi, Shahrnush Parsipur, Cyrus Nowrasteh

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  • 1.45 Interviews with human rights activist, Hadi Ghaemi, legendary writer and activist Shahrnush Parsipur, and screenwriter and director Cyrus Nowrasteh. On the week of the execution of star wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran - and the resulting global outcry - Jian convenes three different perspectives and voices from the diaspora for feature interviews that deal with ongoing atrocities in Iran. As Executive Director of the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Hadi Ghaemi gives his thoughts on the recent uptick in political executions in Iran. Shahrnush Parsipur engages in a wide-ranging conversation with Jian on everything from writer’s block, to years in prison, to resilience, and not fearing Khomeini. And Cyrus Nowrasteh joins us on his latest feature film, “Infidel,” his journey as an Iranian-American storyteller, and his powerful and controversial film, “The Stoning of Soraya M.” Plus, the Roqe Thursday team convenes for option and Letters of the Week.

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