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Tehran to Host International Cultural Heritage Film Festival

The Fourth International Cultural Heritage and Tourism Documentary Film Festival titled `Yadegar' (Memorial) will be held in Tehran on May 18-25, 2005, a senior official said, Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency reported.

Following the establishment of Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization, it was decided to change the festival from a national event into an international one, said Mohammad Afarideh, managing director of the Center for Promotion of Documentary and Experimental Films.

Doc-makers from various countries are welcome to participate in the festival, which focuses on cultural heritage and tourism issues.

He noted that a selection of the films of the upcoming festival will be screened on the Tourism Day.

Afarideh mentioned natural attractions and cultural heritage as the main factors to be taken into consideration in production of such short documentaries.

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