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“The artists have had to work fast though, because if they are seen by police they are shot.”

Just unimaginable bravery

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Dec 8, 2022Liked by Dr Victoria Powell

I have a book scheduled to be published in Tehran. The translation was completed two years ago. Unfortunately publication is being held up by the Iranian Ministry for Culture and Islamic Values. I would like to believe they have good reason to do so. At least I've got more than a moral stake in this movement.

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Nov 30, 2022Liked by Dr Victoria Powell

Extraordinary bravery. I haven't heard that much about the Iranian protests because I'm taking a news hiatus. I can't bear to listen to all the relentless bad things happening. This is inspiring though, and so interesting that art is playing such a role in the protests. Shirin Neshat is a new artist for me, I'm going to listen to that podcast you linked to now.

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Nov 30, 2022Liked by Dr Victoria Powell

As Jen says, bone chilling courage in the face of tyranny. Sometimes I wonder what I would do if I were in this sort of situation. Would I stand up and be counted knowing that I was literally taking my life in my hands by doing it? I hope I would. But as you say Victoria when you have nothing to lose you have everything to gain. Feeling very lucky to be living in a democracy right now.

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Nov 30, 2022Liked by Dr Victoria Powell

Not an easy read but fascinating and inciteful as usual. The courage of these artists astounds me, when you think of the risks they are taking. Their protests remind me of stories of the Resistance during WWII. Bone chilling courage in the face of corrupt power gone mad 😔

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