Jamshid Mashayekhi collaborating on doc “From Iran to Argentina”

TEHRAN — The veteran Iranian actor Jamshid Mashayekhi is currently collaborating with Ali Fat’h-Layeqzadeh in “From Iran to Argentina”, a documentary the latter is making about Iranians’ pacifism.

“I know Ali Fat’h-Layeqzadeh and his documentaries. I proposed to him to make the documentary and he enthusiastically accepted the idea,” Mashayekhi told the Persian service of MNA on Monday.

“Fat’h-Layeqzadeh, who grew up in a nomad family, has good relations with different nomads in the western region of the country. I suggested to him to film nomad mothers in different regions and ask for their message of peace to showcase the kindness and beauty of the Persian culture,” he said.

He added that people from different walks of life will utter their opinions on peace and friendship in this documentary.

“The nomad women will also be asked to speak in front of the camera and each will symbolically present a handmade gift to the Argentinean football superstar Lionel Messi,” he said.

Messi was the subject of thousands of insulting messages after the 2014 World Cup draw grouped Iran with Argentina on December 6.

According to Persian media released last month, Mashayekhi is due to travel to Spain or Argentina on a special assignment by Esteghlal, a major football club in Tehran, to visit Lionel Messi over the abusive Facebook comments from Iranians following the World Cup draw.

By Tehran Times


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