Chilean Anti-Coup Filmmaker Miguel Littin Awarded
TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littin and his wife, Elizabeth Menz, accept a lifetime achievement award and a plaque of honor presented by the Third Ammar International Popular Film Festival at the Ibn-e Sina Hall of the University of Tehran.
TEHRAN (AIPFF) – Chilean filmmaker Miguel Littin and his wife, Elizabeth Menz, accept a lifetime achievement award and a plaque of honor presented by the Third Ammar International Popular Film Festival at the Ibn-e Sina Hall of the University of Tehran.
The international section of Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF International) hosted a cultural event to hail renowned Chilean anti-coup filmmaker Miguel Littin, dubbed as the Iranian-Latin American Revolutionary Arts Union on August 30, 2016 in Tehran.
Veteran Islamic Revolution director Nader Talebzadeh was the event’s emcee. In an address, Talebzadeh, who is also secretary the Ammar Popular Film Festival (APff Int’l), expressed satisfaction over separation of the international section of APFF from its main section, saying, “I am happy that APFF has entered a new stage in its development.”
“Globalization of the Islamic Revolution began right from the day of its victory and I can clearly remember what was going on in the world before and after the revolution,” he said. He also referred to the presence of veteran Chilean anti-coup filmmaker Miguel Littin in the ceremony, saying the collection of Mr. Littin’s works is an indication of his awareness about and commitments towards campaigning.
He also said although Littin is the first outstanding international figure to attend APFF, he will not be the last one and other figures will be invited to the festival in the future.
Visiting Iran is unforgettable for me: Littin
After receiving honorary statutes and gifts at the ceremony, Mittin took the podium.
“I waited many years until I was finally honored to visit Iran and speak my words deeply from my heart,” he said.
“I have read and seen a lot about Iran and about the Islamic Revolution and have been well-informed about the way the revolution became victorious.”
The Iranian cinema is undoubtedly an extraordinary cinema but has not been properly presented in the world, he added.
“I was not honored to visit the Iranian people and streets and families for a long time, but my visit will be one of my unforgettable memories ever… I shall never forget the kind looks on the face of Iranian people.”
Filmmakers can link Iran, Chile culturally
The Chilean director further said Martyr Rajaei and Allende, both former presidents of Iran and Chile, were martyred, saying the both of them can be regarded as favorable samples for the youth.
Furthermore, he added, these two figures can inspire movies and can link the two countries together and open up dialogue between them.
At end the Well-reputed Chilean Anti-coup Filmmaker and Special Guest of the Festival, Miguel Littin and His Wife were honored.
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