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Video: Mohammad and the Matchmaker

29 Aug 2011 17:44Comments

[ spotlight ] Arash Alaei, who along with his brother Kamiar, are pioneers in HIV/AIDS research and education in Iran, was among the prisoners recently released. Kamira Alaei quietly got out in October. The brothers were imprisoned in June 2008 after a closed-door trial on allegations of conspiring against the Islamic Republic, apparently for attending international conferences, according to the Boston Globe.

Maziar Bahari's funny but poignant film captures a part of their impressive work; perhaps most remarkably, it shows how far the brothers are willing to go for their patients. In this case, they try to find a wife for an HIV patient in Tehran.

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