I recently interviewed Sara Akrami, an Iranian-Canadian who aggressively challenges the regime at York University and is confronted by regime supporters. When she showed our film, Iranium, she even received death threats. Here is an excerpt:
In our case, we faced a lot of threats by the supporters of the Iranian government on campus and outside campus. For example, our vice-president, who is also a blogger and an opponent of the Iranian government, was approached by one of the Iranian regime supporters. The person verbally threatened our vice-president and he stole our vice-president’s cell phone. Our vice-president was also receiving Facebook and email threats.
I was also getting many Facebook messages, emails and especially threatening calls. There were so many that I had to report them to the police. When the officers of the Toronto Police Service came to my house and saw all of these threats, they advised me that my safety is in danger and, due to the fact that I’m a well-known, outspoken student activist against the government of Iran, I should not travel, go to work or university alone or walk on campus by myself, and I should make sure that no one is following me home. In addition, they advised me not to go to university for a few days after the screening of the documentary in order to prevent possible incidents.