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Ebrahim Younesi in Ahmad Mahmoud: A Noble Novelist

Ahmad Mahmoud: A Noble Novelist

2004 NR

A day laborer, driver and construction worker in his youth, Iranian writer Ahmad Mahmoud doesn't shy away from describing the hardships of life in his native country in his many novels and short stories. This film tells his story. In illuminating the life of this long-overlooked author -- who spent time in prison as a consequence of his political views -- the documentary also exposes the difficulties artists face in Iran.