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Iranian Peace film festival wraps up in Japan

The first edition of Iranian Peace and Friendship Film Festival has wrapped up in Japanese two cities of Hiroshima and Tokyo.

The festival first was held in Hiroshima on August 6 and then presented in Japanese capital city of Tokyo on August 8 and 9, while during recent hours came to an end  with the screening of The Reward of Silence and Memories for All Seasons.

Iranian documentary Memories for All Seasons directed by Mostafa Razzaq-Karimi was dedicated to Hiroshima Mayor Kazumi Matsui during a meeting held on Wednesday in the City Hall.

The film was presented to the mayor as a symbolic memory for marking Iranian chemical victims during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war as well as the tragedy of atomic bombardment of Hiroshima conducted by the United States during the final stages of World War II in August 1945.

Some Iranian filmmakers and several war veterans from the Tehran Peace Museum were among the Iranian delegation.

The festival opened with the words of Iran’s prominent woman director Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, in which she had condemned the savage killing of the Palestinians in Gaza.

Organized by Iran and Japan, Iranian Peace and Friendship Film Festival was held to commemorate the anniversary of atomic bombardment of the Japanese city on August 6 in 1945.

Gilaneh directed by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Track 143 by Narges Abyar, All Alone by Ehsan Abdipour, The Night Bus by Kiumars Pourahmad and The Reward of Silence by Maziar Miri were among the films screened at the event.

The movies are also slated to take part in the 15th edition of Hiroshima International Animation Festival.

The winners of the festival are scheduled to be honored with the Japanese symbol of peace, the Paper Crane.

The 15th edition of the festival is programmed to take place from August 21 through 25, 2014.

By Press TV


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