PRLog - Feb. 13, 2011 - The importance of film industry, in the context of human rights and world affairs cannot be overstated. In January, Artist H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow, Founder of Humanitarian Resource Institute and the United Nations Arts Initiative communicated his support of the National Society of Film Critics Statement On Jailed Iranian Directors. 
The case against war crimes and crimes against humanity in Iran has been framed and evidence collected, yet the Iranian people have been abandoned for upwards of 30 years. It is time for the international community to stand behind and protect the people of Iran as they pursue freedom and democracy in the new Middle East. 
About the Documentary Iranium
How dangerous is a nuclear Iran, even if it never detonates a weapon? What are the guiding principles of the Iranian leadership? To what lengths would the regime go to carry out its agenda? How far have Iran's leaders already gone to fund the world's most powerful terrorist organizations?
In approximately 60 minutes, Iranium powerfully reports on the many aspects of the threat America and the world now faces using rarely-before seen footage of Iranian leaders, and interviews with 25 leading politicians, Iranian dissidents, and experts on: Middle East policy, terrorism, and nuclear proliferation.
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1. H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow Supports National Society of Film Critics Statement On Jailed Iranian Directors: Humanitarian Resource Institute, 9 January 2011. Url: http://www.unarts.org/
2. Iran: Policy Discussions, Humanitarian Intervention Initiative. Url: http://www.unarts.org/
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