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For the 38-year-old actor and activist Nazanin Boniadi, fighting for human rights is not the right thing to do, it is also deeply personal behavior. Here you can read why. (Then catch them in the Thriller counterpart to Starz and in the movie Hotel Mumbai in theaters on March 29th.)
One Voice Can Speak Volumes
] "The people of Iran, my homeland, are protesting against corruption in government and for human rights. As a board member of the Center for Human Rights in Iran, I work to raise awareness of these issues and help those who have been arrested for their statements. I gave a speech to the German Bundestag this year, and I also spoke in front of a Senate committee in a panel. I try to invest people around the world and make human rights a priority for the legislature. [1
Inner Strength Will Drive You
"I have a family in Iran, but I can not go back because I'm so open about it the human rights violations of the government. This is heartbreaking. That's why I'm also trying to make sure that there is freedom. There is a point where you have to stand up for what you believe in – hell with the others. You take your personal fears, such as, "I'm an actor, do I have the right to say these things?" And put them aside, the courage of the people of Iran who are willing to risk anything inspires me. "(Shay Mitchell's philosophy about anxiety also gives you a great life inspiration.)
There Is Power In Art
"As an actor I get to represent the human condition; As an activist I can hopefully change it. It's easy to get into the superficiality of the The key is to keep me on the ground that people around the world are going through, and in my acting work, I'm looking for roles that can help raise awareness and start conversations. "