Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
"How Green Was Our Valley" scooped awards at the independent celebration of documentary cinema as part of the annual Iran Cinema Celebration.
The winners in the ten sections of the celebration were
announced during a ceremony at Tehran's Eyvan-e Shams Theater on Tuesday.
At the beginning of the ceremony, the secretary of the celebration Farhad Towhidi made a short speech on the event and documentary cinema.
"With the current situation in Iran in which social cinema finds itself (in my belief) deliberately omitted, documentary cinema should step up and shoulder the responsibility," he said.
Documentarian Mehrdad Oskuii and documentary producer Javad
Zahiri were honored at the ceremony.
Oskuii went on stage to receive his award. He said that he appreciated the veteran masters from whom he has learned including Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and Morteza Pursamadi. He said, "This is the most important moment of my life".
Oskuii presented his award to his wife Mandana Karami for her
companionship and her patience.
Javad Zahiri mentioned that he already said what he wanted in a clip that had been screened at the event.
The awards were handed to the winners as per the following list:
How Green Was Our Valley
Directed by: Fereshteh
Screenplay: Fereshteh Joghataei
Photography: Touraj Aslani
Editing: Amir Adib Parvar, Fereshteh Joghataei
Sound: Amir Adib Parvar, Mahmood Khorsand
Producer: Touraj Aslani
Production: Hassan Aslani
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