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Tahmineh Milani using Persepolis backdrop to promote world peace

TEHRAN, March 10 (Mehr News Agency) -- Celebrated Iranian filmmaker Tahmineh Milani shot a music video for world peace at Persepolis on Thursday. The film, featuring a number of Iranian children clad in various traditional costumes singing a ballad, is to be showcased at the United Nations and by a number of international television networks.

Tahmineh Milani

U.S.-based Iranian national Fereidum Nasiri is the producer of the film, which was shot by foreign cameramen.

Filmmakers from Italy, France, India, Egypt, and seven other countries are also making similar works at their countries' ancient sites in this UN project.

Fereidum Nasiri

Black stains removed from Persepolis

The film crew was temporarily stopped by the Persepolis guards due to their use of smoke devices for special effects.

The smoke left some black stains on the walls of the Palaces of Darius, which were later removed by experts.

Milani convinced Persepolis officials that the stains would be removed in a few hours.

Some stains had been removed when experts visited the site on Friday, but others were later cleaned away with water.

Last December, a red liquid was used by the cameramen of "Zero Degree Orbit", an IRIB TV series directed by Hassan Fat'hi, staining the floor and walls of the Hadish Palace of Xerxes in Persepolis.

It was very difficult to remove those stains.

Several days before the incident, a member of Fat'hi's production crew damaged two bas-reliefs depicting Achaemenid soldiers on the wall of the Artaxerxes Palace in Persepolis.

Persepolis Ancient Complex officials have repeatedly asked the Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization to stop issuing permits for films with large crews, but there has so far been no response to the requests.

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