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Iranian director calls for making valuable films for children, youth

Tehran, Acclaimed female Iranian filmmaker stressed the significance of making valuable films for children and the youth.

Pouran Derakhshandeh, who is also a film director, producer, screen writer, and researcher, said she has always tried to find a way for portraying social problems, in particular the problems of the children and the youth.

Given his interest in particular issues affecting children and youth, adolescents, is trying to find a new chapter to become closer to them.

Derakhshandeh was graduated in film directing in 1975 from Advanced School of Television and Cinema in Tehran. She started her professional career by making documentary films for the Kermanshah Television and subsequently for Tehran Television.

Her motion pictures include 'Relationship' (1986), 'A Little Bird of Happiness' (1987), 'Passing Through the Dust' (1988), 'Lost Time' (1989), 'A Love Without Frontier' (1998), 'Candle in the Wind' (2003), 'Wet Dream' (2005), 'Eternal Children' (2006), and 'Hush! Girls Don't Scream' (2013).

At the time she began working at NIRT and Produced Plague; a documentary about plague disease in Kurdistan Province.

Next year, she produced a documentary about the 'Last Wednesday of the Year' ceremony custom in some areas of Iran, End Wednesday (1976). In 1978 she directed Mineral Springs of Rah Haraz and a trilogy documentary series about handicrafts in Kurdistan titled, Moj, janamaz and sajadeh, Nazok kari and Short�napped coarse carpet.

The four-part Synthetic and Natural Fiber was a research documentary about thread, worsted cotton, silk and synthetic fiber.

During 1979-1980, Derakhshandeh produced The Wheels Whirl. It examines economic and social depression and closed manufactures. Shokaran focused on addiction. The 17-part documentary explores difficulties for women, men and children who are addicted to drugs, drug smuggling, and means of preventing drug abuse. The production lasted from 1980 to 1982.

Presided by Alireza Reza Dad, the 31st edition of International Film Festival for Children and Youth is slated for August 30- September 5 in Isfahan Province.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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