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International school of art, philosophy to be set up in Iran's quake-hit city of Bam

Iranian film director Abolfazl Jalili said in Tehran on Wednesday that an international school of art and philosophy will soon be established in the quake-hit city of Bam in Iran's southeastern Kerman province, IRNA reported.

He told IRNA that given it is unfair to take the orphaned quake-stricken children away from their homeland and put them under the custody of welfare organizations, the school is aimed at providing them with special care and education.

The director of movies such as 'Delbaran' and 'Abjad' added that the expenses of the project will be provided through negotiation with foreign countries.

He reiterated, "I will call on countries such as Japan, France and the US to fund the project. I will start by visiting the Dutch city of Rotterdam."

The director noted that the coming summer will be a suitable time to launch the construction of the school.

"I intend to invite various foreign professors to teach at the school, once its construction is over," he added.

He also declared his future plan to produce a film and a television serial about the city of Bam.

The director will attend the International Rotterdam Film Festival next week, where his last feature film 'Abjad' will go on screen.

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