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Iranian documentary to present zurkhaneh sports in UNESCO

TEHRAN, July 21 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian director Hamed Fereshteh-Hekmat has begun shooting a documentary on sport shows originated at the zurkhaneh (the Iranian traditional sports club) to submit the movie to the UNESCO, the Persian service of IRNA reported here on Thursday.

Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization sponsors the project with the aim of registering the national and traditional Iranian sport universally.

The project has started in Qazvin and will also be shot in Iranian provinces of Gilan, Ardebil, East and West Azarbaijan, said the director.

The three-hour movie highlights cultural and athletic aspects of the zurkhaneh sports and focuses on epic and championship, culture and traditions, apparel, and geographical location of the zurkhaneh, he added.

The zurkhaneh was home to many heroes in olden times.

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