Tehran, May 1, IRNA
A number of experts and critics attending the screening and analysis session of the documentary dubbed `Glory of Persepolis’ said that it reflects the dignity of Iranians and Persepolis, adding that it is a proper response to the insulting Hollywood movie `300′.The screening of a new series of films started at Nour film house of Imam Ali (AS) Religious Arts Museum on Monday afternoon and `Glory of Persepolis’ was the first film that was screened and analyzed.
The session was attended by the producer of this documentary, Hossein Hazrati and Head of Parseh Research Foundation Mohammad-Hassan Talebian among others.
Speaking at the session, Talebian said that this cinematic project was proposed by Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization in 2003.
“The production of the proposed film was materialized through the efforts of the Parseh Research Foundation team working on it, which is now used to introduce Persepolis to visitors and give them an idea on this world famous ancient monument prior to touring it,” he added.
“Based on the research conducted at the foundation on the scientific progress and outstanding technologies of the era, it was found that the technology of the period was ahead of its own time, some examples of which are just being used today.
Film critic, Reza Dorostkar, also attending the session, dismissed the idea of preserving the Iranians identity and history through incitement of their feelings.
“Today, we need to produce films aiming to revive our historical monuments that will provide the opportunity to observe historical facts and at the same time get introduced to the history,” he added.
On his part, the producer of the documentary expounded on the film and the relevant book, adding that it is the fruit of sincere efforts of all those involved in the project.
“In the process of production, it was attempted to consider the views of domestic and foreign experts, researchers and archaeologists,” said Hazrati.
300 is a new film adaptation of the novel “300″ by Frank Miller. It is a fictional account of the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC. The film is directed by Zack Snyder with Frank Miller serving as an executive producer and consultant.