Open Letter to the Empire Theatres Regarding “the 1th Iranian Short Film Festival” in Toronto Sponsored by Islamic Regime
shiro-khorshid-forever / Joseph Akrami, Faramarz Shiravand

According to the reports by the Fars News and Persia Film, from November 6th to November 12th 2009, that your Theatre is hosting the “Canada’s 1th Iranian Short Film Festival” organized by Iranian Young Cinema Society (attaché of cinema department of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance), Persia film Inc. and the Cultural Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran-Ottawa. This ‘festival” was originally planned for the Summer of 2009 in Richmond Hill, Ontario – the 20th Anniversary of mass execution of the Political Prisoners in Iran. This Festival was cancelled during the atmosphere of the uprising in Iran and brutality of the Islamic Regime in Iran and under the pressure of activists.

Shockingly, the First prize of the “Festival” is named in honour of “Seifollah Daad”, the Director of the “Anti Semitic” film, the “Survivor” and writer of screenplay of the film “the Son of Morning” the life of “Khomeini” directed by Behrooz Afkhami. 

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