Documentary cinema is the mirror of culture and identity. With a rich historical and diverse geographical background, Iran has provided an incredible opportunity in the art/media of documentary, and this cinema, relying on the ability of its filmmakers, holds a mirror to Iran’s cultural rainbow.
The documentary cinema is the media of awareness, and awareness is the only necessity for the development and excellence of society. The documentary filmmaker stands at the intersection of thought and concern, and the documentary comes to its perfection when it provides a creative and artistic image of this convergence to create a better and more beautiful world.
The Iranian documentary cinema, relying on the knowledge and experience of its high-profile filmmakers and encouraged by its talented and motivated young artists, has created a bright future for the cinema of our country.
Ceasing the opportunity, I wish all the filmmakers and colleagues who have been working on Iran International Documentary Film Festival prosperity and health.
Seyed Mohammad Mehdi Tabatabaei-Nejad
Iran International Documentary Film Festival “Cinema Verite” Director