Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
has assessed the film submitted by Iran to the body for
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.