0411 GMT January 25, 2022
The 15th edition of Iran International Documentary Film Festival, also known as Cinema Vérité, needs to be a platform for challenging documentaries, said the head of Cinema Organization of Iran Arts Bureau.
Hamidreza Ja’farian added that recording the oral history of the Islamic Revolution, reviving religious and national identity through the narration of heroes and indigenous events, addressing the issue of progress and the need to create hope in documentary cinema are among the main policies in the field of documentary, IRNA wrote.
“Documentaries are an important film format because they deal with a wide range of audiences and their broadcast on television addresses masses of people.”
“The major media outlets that have been able to influence and streamline their audiences over the years have largely pursued their goals through the documentary,” Ja’farian noted.
Iran’s Cinema Vérité, to be held from December 9 to 16, is organized by the Documentary and Experimental Film Center (DEFC), which is the largest center for production, distribution and promotion of documentary, animated and experimental films in the Middle East.
The Iranian festival aims, among other objectives, to promote creative documentaries and reinforce the link between documentary cinema and social facts and events.