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Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Eight - 10 May 2023
Iran Daily - Number Seven Thousand Two Hundred and Eighty Eight - 10 May 2023 - Page 8

News in Brief

Iran, Yemen keen on expansion of cultural ties

ILNA – During a meeting between Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad-Mehdi Esmaeili, and Yemen’s National Salvation Government ambassador in Tehran, Ibrahim al-Daylami, which was held at Iran’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Esmaeili expressed Iran’s willingness to sign an agreement to enhance cultural ties with Yemen.
Esmaeili emphasized that there are no limitations to the development of cultural exchanges between the two nations.
The Yemeni envoy, for his part, conveyed Yemen’s keenness to create a conducive environment for the expansion of cultural and artistic relations between the two countries.
“The people of Yemen aspire to benefit from the valuable experiences of the Islamic Republic in the realm of culture,” the envoy concluded.
This meeting underscores the importance of cultural diplomacy in fostering positive relations between nations.
With Iran’s commitment to expanding cultural ties with Yemen and the latter’s enthusiasm for learning from Iran’s cultural heritage, it is expected that this partnership will yield fruitful results for both countries.

Iranian film awarded
at US festival

IRNA – The Iranian short film, titled ‘A Few Strands of Hair’, directed by Shahin Jabbarzadeh, was honored with the Best Short Film Award at the 15th IndieFEST Film Awards in the US.  
Produced by the West Azarbaijan Youth Cinema Society, the film delves into various social issues.
The film has already been showcased at the London Lift-Off Film Festival and the Maharaja International Film Festival in India, receiving positive reviews from critics and viewers alike.
According to Ehsan Mehdian, the head of the society, the film society has made plans to produce 10 family-oriented films, in addition to their previous works. Notably, two of their films have already garnered international recognition.
Jabbarzadeh’s achievement in winning the Best Short Film Award is a testament to his skill as a director and the society’s commitment to producing quality films that tackle important issues.


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