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UNESCO: Short Film on Norouz Incomplete


News Category: Cultural

 30 November 2005



United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization has assessed the film submitted by Iran to the body for registering Norouz as an international cultural heritage event was incomplete and the jury needs a film which can show that the festivity is observed in 10 nations.

Director of UNESCO project for cultural diversity Marilia Bernades told former advisor to UNESCO director general, Ehsan Naraghi, who is an Iranian, that the film submitted to UNESCO only showed Norouz celebrations in six countries and the panel of jury believes that it should present celebrations of the feast in 10 countries, reported CHN.

Head of the Anthropology Research Center Mohammad Mir-Shokraei, who produced the film for submission to UNESCO, said that it is impossible to show Norouz festivity in 10 countries in a 10-minute film.

He said that the case forwarded to UNESCO to register Norouz as a global cultural event is the largest in the past 60 years and it is not possible to present cultural features of 10 countries in a 10-minute film.

Mir-Shokraei said that the jury is expected to examine the file forwarded to UNESCO about the fact that Norouz is celebrated in 10 countries of (former Iranian provinces), instead of considering only the 10-minute film.





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