Forced Confessions

  • Maziar Bahari
  • England
  • 2012
  • 58 min
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Forced Confessions is Maziar Bahari’s personal journey through the history of forced confessions in Iran. As a victim of forced confession, he can testify that no other form of torture is as intrusive as being forced to recant your values in order to save your life. 32 years after the first use of forced confessions by the Islamic government in Iran, no one believes in their validity, but the government still insists on using it, and the confessions still ruin lives. Does this self-deception and believing your own lie reveals the true nature of the Islamic Republic?

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  • 58 min
  • color / black and white
  • video
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Off-Centre Productions
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Maziar Bahari
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