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News ID: 92057
Publish Date : 04 July 2021 - 22:21
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TEHRAN (IFILM) -- The Iranian Academy of Arts (IAA) has honored filmmaking master Majid Majidi with the IAA Plaque of Glory.
The plaque was presented to Majidi following a screening of his acclaimed movie ‘Sun Children’ during a special ceremony at the IAA on Thursday.
Receiving the award, Majidi said, “This film was produced to generate motivation for the construction of schools for child workers across the country, however, screening the film was thwarted by the pandemic, and I hope organizing meetings like this could help achieve the aim.”
The IAA director Bahman Namvar-Motlaq said “We watched a great and amazing movie and were impressed by it. He has expressed one of the main problems of the city in the best way, and it is an artist’s main job to show maladies in the best way.”
“As an experienced critic, I’m sure that his works will be discussed in the future and many books will be authored about him, not only by Iranian scholars but also by the Indian, Chinese and Westerners,” he added.
Majidi was selected as director of the IAA’s Cinema Department in May.
The IAA has established the award to annually honor an artist for lifetime achievements.

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