BBC Persian’s Massoud Behnoud in the luxurious setting of a British mansion ( his Home ?), Filmmaker Ebrahim Golestan admits to that watching the Shah’s Coronation on TV back in 1967 made him to literally “Vomit”and how Ferdowsi was a “Genocidal Racist” poet. Well I guess his own brother Shahrokh is to blame for he was in charge of filming it as well as the Persepolis celebrations of October 1971 honoring 25 centuries of Iranian Monarchy.
Ebrahim Golestan interviewed by Massoud Behnoud (BBC Persian)
A Visual Tribute To The Pahlavi Dynasty (1925-1979):
A Beautiful Poem inspired by Ferdosi (Whom Golestan compares to a Racist Genocidal poet):
Ebrahim Golestan Bio:
Ebrahim Golestan has been a pioneer in filmmaking and literature for more than half a century, with far-reaching influence on generations of Iranians in various fields of art.He has lived in Sussex, United Kingdom, since 1975. He is the father of Iranian photojournalist Kaveh Golestan, and Lili Golestan,translator and owner and artistic director of the Golestan Gallery in Tehran, Iran. His grandson, Mani Haghighi, is also a film director. His younger brother is filmmaker/Journalist Shahrokh Golestan who was in charge of filmming the Coronation Ceremonies of 1967 as well as the Persepolis Celebrations of 1971.
Massoud Behnoud, is a prominent Iranian journalist, historian and writer, was born on July 27, 1947 in Tehran. He started his work as a journalist in 1964. During his long career he worked as an investigating journalist for different newspapers. He founded more than 20 newspapers and magazines, none of them are currently in publication.
Masoud Behnoud currently lives in the UK working as a freelance journalist for a number of media organisations, mainly BBC Persian Service, for which he has worked for the past fourteen years. His debut in the west was the launch of ‘Khanoum’, by Pegasus Elliott McKenzie in November 2008. More Here