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Iran director resigns as censor

A filmmaker in Iran has resigned from the country's film censorship committee after it banned his latest film.

Mohammad Dormanesh said other members of the committee had not told him why his film, Mahvash, could not be shown.

He said he had done his best to meet the legal and religious regulations placed on film makers.

As a member of the committee, Mr Dormanesh said he always tried to talk through with filmmakers any objections raised against their films.

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