Fellow Citizen

Abbas Kiarostami • 50m

همشهری Directed by Abbas Kiarostami • 1983 • Iran Kiarostami's fascination with both Tehrani car culture and the uses of power in post-revolutionary society come together in this documentary about a traffic officer assigned to enforce driving restrictions in central Tehran (a locale near the director's Kanoon office). The officer, a rock star in his own world, remains coolly authoritative as he faces a steady stream of exasperated motorists.