News ID: 235978
Published: 1226 GMT December 17, 2018

Spanish cultural activist: Iranian women playing key role in society

Spanish cultural activist: Iranian women playing key role in society

Iranian women play important role in society despite Western media propaganda, said the project manager of DocsBarcelona international documentary film festival.

"Some Western media stress that Iran neglects women's rights, but I observed during my short trip that the women are strong and active and play important roles in society," Elena Subirà i Roca told IRNA in Tehran.

The Spanish cultural activist described the approach hired by Western media as one-sided, adding that they spread information based on their interests and she did not witness closed and limited society as Western media claim.

She added that Iran is a safe country with hospitable people and she would recommend Spanish people not to miss visiting Iran. "I believe that Iran is a spectacular country and its culture is the cradle of cultures around the world," she noted.

Roca stated that Iran produces rich movies and cultural products, which can change the negative views that some media are trying to spread.

Portraying Iranian women and the wide range of activities they engage with in the society is an interesting area for foreign filmmakers to create movies, she said.

Roca was in Tehran to take part in the 12th Iran International Documentary Film Festival, Cinéma Vérité, which was held from December 9-16.

DocsBarcelona film festival will take place from May 15-26, 2019 in the northeastern Spanish city of Barcelona.


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