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Iranian films to be screened in Italy in favor of Bam quake victims

Rome, April 9, IRNA -- Two Iranian films will be screened in Milan, Italy, for three days as of next Thursday to collect financial assistance for the reconstruction of Iran's Bam quake-leveled city.

'Children of Oil' directed by Ebrahim Foruzesh, and 'Passenger' by Abbass Kiarostami will be screened in several movie halls of Milan for the purpose, according to the schedule of an exhibition on Iran, here on Friday, titled the 'Iran Paradise'.

Iran Paradise, features historic artifacts from Safavid era (founded in 1502 by Shah Esmail), and some objects belonging to early Islamic era.

They include a 30-square-meter carpet, some pages of a huge Shahnameh (Letter of the Kings, by late Hakim Abolqassem Ferdowsi), titled the Tahmasbi Shahnameh, a manuscripts of Nezami Ganjavi's divan, some artifacts attributed to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), jewelry, miniatures, warfare, gold-woven cloths, enameled tiles, and paintings.

Iran Paradise that has attracted the broad attention of Italian citizens, particularly the orientalists and Iranologists, has also a large number of daily visitors from among foreign tourists of Milan.

The exhibition, cosponsored by the Islamic Republic of Iran's cultural attache to Rome, Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, and the Cultural Heritage Organization (CHO) will go on for another three months in Milan.

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