Ammar Resolved to Fill Gaps in Iran’s Cinema
Tehran (AIPFF) - Vahid Jalili, head of the policy-making council of the festival, said the Ammar Popular Film Festival is established to fill in the large gap in Iran's cinema industry to ignore many of the Islamic Revolution values.
Tehran (AIPFF) – Vahid Jalili, head of the policy-making council of the festival, said the Ammar Popular Film Festival is established to fill in the large gap in Iran’s cinema industry to ignore many of the Islamic Revolution values.
Delivered an opening speech in the closing ceremony of the 1st Ammar International Popular Film Festival, Jalili said thanked the great families of martyrs for attending the ceremony and the large festival’s audience all over the country and some other countries like Turkey, Gaza and France.
He further welcomed senior cleric Ayatollah Jannati for showing up in the gathering.
He said Ammar was established on the first anniversary of the Dey 9 day, the day of insight, as a response to show the critics and opposers of the Islamic Revolution that the revolution enjoys magnificent and innumerable artists, audience and lovers.
He added that over 1000 films were sent to the festival’s secretariat from Iranian filmmakers not to mention over 700 films that were sent by foreign filmmakers.
An active cultural activist, Jalili argued that there are many people in the world suffering from the complicated media monopoly in the world who seek a window to express their views and Ammar is the window.
He also underlined opening of the second edition of Ammar Popular Film Festival in Gaza, and described the screened movies as inspiring and hope-giving.
“Why most of the produced works in various fields like fiction, animation and documentaries never reach their intended audience,” said Jalili arguing that such questions are intended to be addressed by Ammar.
He further said that many of the works produced even in the Iranian cinema cannot find their audience.
Jalili further mentioned the large number of assassinations in Iran since the victory of Islamic Revolution which have been overlooked by filmmakers in a way that no films have every been made of over 17000 successful assassinations in Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Iran’s cinema industry is one of the 10 best cinemas in the world, he added elsewhere in his address.
“We do not oppose the cinema, but we oppose vice and corruption in the cinema”, he quoted Imam Khomeini as saying upon the first day of his return to Iran in 1979.
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