Sep 6, 2018, 1:18 AM
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Cinema plays vital role in shaping future of children, youth

Tehran, Sept 6, IRNA - Samvel Tadevosyan, an Armenian scriptwriter, said cinema plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of children and youth in the society.

In an interview with the reporter of the Iran’s 31th International Film Festival for Children and Youth news headquarters, currently underway in central Province of Isfahan, Tadevosyan said his film dubbed “Call” will be screened in the festival.

The film is about young Vardan and Mihran who stay alive after the massacres of Kessab and Adana and find themselves in a Turkish military school. Vardant does not have any other way out and submits to the school’s administration, but the visions of his mother, father, grandfather and sister Araxi constantly remind him of the holy parchment book that his grandfather had given to him as a gift and that was stolen by the Turks. Mihran who is from Adana, was brutally tortured at the school but Vardan does his best to help him. Relying on his strengths, Vardan manages to retrieve the lost parchment and escapes from the school.

Tadevosyan said he has watched several short Iranian films in Armenia, adding that he is also familiar with Iranian cinema’s achievements in several film festivals.

“In Armenia, films are displayed for children and the youth in special cinema theaters,” he said, adding that,” I believe all countries should have such facilities for children and the youth.”

Commenting on the role of cinema in shaping the future of society, he said, for sure the films could have great impact on children.

“If we show war, violent and brutal films to children, they would learn; and by showing the positive aspects of life, children will learn these things too.”

The 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth opned on August 30 in central Province of Isfahan and wrapped up on September 5.


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