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Questions and Answers with Hossein Derakhshan I Part 2

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Farhang has written: “Do you think there is hope that the situation in Iran improves, like what it was in early 1970’s? Or since dishonesty, theft, and bad manners have gotten into the lifestyle of Iranian people, Or we will have to kill 40 million people to fix Iran’s situation. Or we have to go find two people from another continent to come and rebuild the Iranian race.” Well, how should I answer this question? It is obvious that we don’t have to kill anyone or import someone. All human being evolve according to their language, society, government, law, family and religion. For example if you take Iranians and bring them to Norway, after forty or fifty years they will do the same things as the Norwegians do. And vice versa, if you bring Norwegians to Iran, after fifty years they will drive as the Iranians do and will adapt our manners. Humans are neither completely active nor completely passive. There are many things affecting their evolution. So the idea of pure individualism or pure structuralism or collectivism is empty of meaning and humans are much more complicated than that. But it is not also true that we are intrinsically like this and there is no way we can be fixed. Or that Norwegians are intrinsically well disciplined people and they will stay like that wherever they might live. These are all baseless thoughts. Question 2: “ What do you think? That humans were created from earth and Adam and Eve created human race, or that as the scientists say, after the Big Bang humans evolved from single cell organisms?” Honestly I don’t have any opinion. I don’t even think that it is important for us who live now. Question 3: “ What do you think about Mohsen Makhmalbaf? ” I don’t like him. In the past, his movies were not bad but now he thinks he is very westernized. You know the problem is sometimes people loose their rationality. Now he thinks he is European, he has the feeling that he is a European entrapped in an Iranian’s body. He thinks that all Iranians should change in a day like he did and he thinks that the few people who surround him represent the whole Iran. Just the way I thought before, but then I changed. Question 4: “ Name 3 movies that you like ” It is a hard question, I haven’t thought about it. I will answer it later. I promise. Question 5: “ What do think about Ali Mir Petros? ” I have never read anything by him and I have not opinion about him.

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Duration: 4 minutes and 12 seconds
Country: France
Language: English
Genre: None
Producer: Hossein Derakhshan
Director: Hoder
Views: 130
Posted by: internet sans frontières on May 5, 2009

A couple of days before his return in Iran, the journalist and blogger Hossein Derakhshan posted these videos from Paris. Few days after, he was arrested in Tehran. Please, sign the petition for his release: **http://www.freetheblogfather.com - Internet Sans Frontières http://www.internetsansfrontières.com

Question one:

Farhang has written: “Do you think there is hope that the situation in Iran improves, like what is was in early 1970’s? Or since dishonesty, theft, and bad manners have gotten into the lifestyle of Iranian people we have to kill 40 million people to fix Iran’s situation. Or we have to go find two people from another continent to come and rebuild the Iranian race.”

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