Algerian director: Iranian cinema globalized by adhering to morality

Algiers , Sept 15, IRNA - An Algerian producer and director, said that Iran's cinema lacks Western attractions and by committing to universal morals and human values, has been globalized.

Salima Oehiba, who recently, after interviewing a number of Iranian directors, actors and artists, produced a documentary on the secret of the globalization of Iranian cinema after the Islamic Revolution, entitled purposeful globalization, on Saturday said, 'Western cinema violates ethical issues and attracts attention to the creation of immoral scenes in order to attract their audience. But Iran's cinema has been able to adhere to morality and despite its limitations shine in the world and get many awards.'

He praised Iran's culture and art and cinema and also met with Iranian cinema through historical and religious movies such as 'Mohammad the Prophet (pbuh)' adding, 'Iranian artists have succeeded without breaking morals make films at world level and get international awards from various festivals.'

'Western cinema always uses immortal attraction to attract more audience, but Iranian cinema, regardless of these attractions, without violating global morality, and for this reason many families can watch the Persian movies without any problem.

The Algerian producer and director referred to the secret of power and the survival of Iran's cinema after the revolution, because of the roots in culture and art in Iran, as well as its cultural messages, and stated, 'Iranian films are full of pure human and cultural messages, and with attention to these points, has found its place in the world.'

She also expressed surprise at the high status of women in Iranian cinema, saying, 'There are many women artists who work in Iran, many of them in the field of directing, acting, filming and screenwriting, as well as other artistic spheres of art.'

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