20 December 2016

Top APFF Films on Islamic Unity Ready for Public Screening

TEHRAN (AIPFF) - Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) provided a number of its top works on Islamic Unity for volunteer screeners to display them to the public on the occasion of the Unity Week in the world of Islam.

TEHRAN (AIPFF) – Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF) provided a number of its top works on Islamic Unity for volunteer screeners to display them to the public on the occasion of the Unity Week in the world of Islam.

The festival has provided introduction of a number of its top films produced with focus on Islamic Unity to screeners across the globe.

The interested screeners may fill in a form at APFF website for screening the films in their places, which could be local mosques, universities or event social and family gatherings.

The following are the featured APFF films:

Imam Musa Sadr (2013)

A short 16-min documentary about revolutionary leader Imam Musa Sadr who was kidnapped by the Libyan government. It shows how Imam Musa Sadr, as a Shia leader, brings together the followers of different religions including Sunni and Shia Muslims as well as Christians in Lebanon.

Habil (2014)

Though not known by most people, over 11,000 Sunnis have been killed in Iran for the Islamic Revolution. Moreover, some 50 Sunni clerics in the western Kurdistan region have been killed in bloody struggles with anti-Revolution separatists. Now add to these figures, hundreds of Muslim Peshmerga Kurds that joined the Islamic Revolution movement with their arms to fight separatist groups. All these are perfect subjects for documentarians to produce great works in a bid to ensure Islamic unity.

Habil is a documentary trilogy by Saeid Sadrzadeh. The work is about three Iranian Sunni martyrs that supported unity of Shia and Sunni Muslims and were assassinated in 2009. Sadrzadeh has previously shot several other works themed at Islamic unity. Habil was revered at the 5th Ammar Popular Film Festival (APFF).

Sunnis in Iran (2013)

A documentary directed by Mohsen Eslamzadeh, who is famous for his crisis genre products, about how Sunni Muslims live in a Shiite country. It’s the question that’s brought Ahmad Mustafa to Iran.

Ahmad Moustafa is an Egyptian journalist, political and economic activist, who witnessed most of the latest events happened in Arab region, especially in Egypt. He notes that “Iran” is always mentioned as one of the major international players who have a reliable regional effect. At once he finds the chance to visit Iran, he does not hesitate to come and meet Sunnis people living in this country to know if the image western media represent from Iran is true or not.

This documentary has been produced in six 30-minute episodes divided by the Sunni-populated provinces of Iran. Also it was produced as a 60-minute documentary.

The film has also won the “Soft War” award of the 5th APFF.

Sheikh Sabah (2015)

Popular resistance forces are the only hope for saving the Takfiri terrorist-infested Iraq. “Sheikh Sabah” is a film by Mohsen Eslamzadeh which depicts people’s unity and resistance against terrorist ISIS forces in Iraq. Sheikh Sabah is head of the Shammar Tribe, a prominent Sunnian tribe in Saladin governorate. The documentary shows how Sabah and his people, whether Shia or Sunni, resist Takfiris, despite efforts by western media to drive the wedge between them.

The work has been submitted to the 7th APFF held in Tehran from December 28 through January 7 2016.

 

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