Celebrated filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has visited the Tehran Peace Museum at the invitation of Hassan Hassani-Sadi, a war veteran who is a curator of the museum, some Persian news agencies reported on Saturday.
Curator Hassan Hassani-Sadi (1st from right) leads director Abbas Kirostami (2nd from right) and his friends during a visit to the Tehran Peace Museum.
"Visiting the museum inspires me and everybody to do whatever we can for the war veterans," Kirostami said after visiting the museum along with Hassani-Sadi who was wounded by Iraqi chemical weapons during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.
The Tehran Peace Museum was established in 2005 to promote the culture of peace by displaying the grief of the victims of Iraqi chemical attacks during the Iran-Iraq war.
Kiarostami said that he will suggest that everybody visit the museum and also proposed setting up similar museums across Iran.
"I arrived at this museum with a typical mindset, but from now on I will be forever thinking about all the things I learned at this museum, especially about the tearing eyes of Mr. Hassani-Sadi, which by themselves confirm all the documents on display at the museum," he stated.
Hassani-Sadi has undergone eye surgery for eleven times for the injuries he received from chemical weapons.
Habib Ahmadzadeh, the author the war novel "Chess with the Doomsday Machine", and art expert Alireza Sami-Azar also accompanied Kiarostami during the visit.
The museum screens Kiarostami's short film "Two Solutions for One Problem", which promotes the advantages of cooperation over conflict, for visitors.
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