Directors Guild of America Statement in Support of Director Mohammad Rasoulof

Director Mohammad Rasoulof

May 22, 2024

Los Angeles – The Directors Guild of America (DGA) issued the following statement from President Lesli Linka Glatter today in support of Director Mohammad Rasoulof.

“The Directors Guild of America strongly supports Director Mohammad Rasoulof in his flight from unjust sentencing and we stand in solidarity with him as he seeks safe harbor. No Director should fear imprisonment, physical punishment, or fines for exercising their right to express themselves artistically,” said President Glatter.

“It is imperative that filmmakers be allowed to freely pursue their calling without fear of persecution. Creative freedom is crucial to liberty, art, culture and human rights, and we stand together with the world’s film community to protect this fundamental right and support Director Mohammad Rasoulof in his fight for freedom of expression.”

DGA Communications Department (310) 289-5333