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Iran's Majlis (parliament) centennial history to be filmed

Iranian film director Manijeh Hekmat is set on making a long documentary on Majlis centennial history with a historical look at its formation trend up to the 7th term, IRNA reported from Tehran.

She told IRNA that the production has been underway at the premises of Majlis since December 22 and will continue throughout the election and up to the convention of the seventh term.

Turning to MPs sit-in, she said that it contributed to a temporary pause in the filming process.

Following the protest of a number of MPs over the disqualification of a great number of the hopeful candidates by the Guardians Council they have been holding a sit-in in Majlis.

"Production of the documentary has nothing to do with the social and political thinking trends currently underway in the Iranian community.

"The documentary will be produced in accordance with the historical facts by making use of available documents and will illustrate the developments taking place before and after the Islamic Revolution," she added.

The director of 'Women's Prison' pointed out that films requiring research of historical events are difficult to produce.

Hekmat panned the political tricks played by noncommitted officials involved in cultural and political fields as well as their unreasonable approach.

According to her, the political tricks commonly practiced in political and cultural scenes often overshadow art activities so that artists embarking on cultural undertakings would be accused of political charges.

She called for preparation of proper grounds towards production of intellectual artworks and the artists freedom of action.

... Payvand News - 1/19/04 ... --

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