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16:22 | 2012-01-20


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Iranian Cineastes Attend Conferences on Hollywoodism, Islamic Awakening

TEHRAN (FNA)- Over 40 world experts and cinema critics have been invited to attend two gatherings on Hollywoodism and Islamic Awakening in Tehran.

The gatherings include "Hollywoodism and Cinema Conference" and "Islamic Spring and Cinema Seminar" in City Theater Complex.

Gholamreza Montazemi, Executive Manager of the "Hollywoodism and Cinema" conference and "Yazdan Ashiri" Manager of Public Relations told reporters that organizers of the 30th Fajr International Film Festival will be holding the second conference on "Hollywoodism and Cinema" to review the influence of the Zionist regime on Hollywood.

Also the "Islamic Spring Seminar" will be held during the 30th FIFF from Feb. 2nd to 5th 2012.

Over 40 foreign experts and cinema critics are invited to attend the second edition of the conference running from February 2 to 4, Culture Ministry official Gholamreza Montazemi said in a press conference held here on Monday. The names of the guests will be announced later.

The Foreign guests invited to the conference, which is being held on the sidelines of Fajr festival, are due to discuss the impact of Hollywood in the world of cinema and how to resist this impact, Montazemi added.

Cinema of Hollywood is trying to promote the idea of conciliation between Satan and man, this is while Iranian cinema is the cinema of awakening, he said at the conference.

"This conference is trying to tell Iranian cineastes and cinematic experts that cinema is related to the events happening around us and what we are actually living with.

"Western experts are criticizing the influence of the Zionists on Hollywood. Iran has been acting as the source of this inspiration and has shown resistance against this system, and we can see this among the American and European experts as well," Montazemi added.

Iranian experts are asked to attend this conference to exchange views with the foreign participants, he said.

He added that several topics are to be discussed at the conference, including the world awakening, the influence of Hollywood on public opinion, the destruction of family and human values, and how to fight against this influence.

A seminar on Islamic Awakening is also to be held on the sidelines, in which experts are to discuss the issue of Islamic Awakening.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's sister-in-law Lauren Booth, who has converted into Islam, is expected to attend the Islamic Spring seminar.

The 30th edition of the Fajr International Film Festival will run in Tehran from February 1 to 11.