2012-02-27 | Filed Under SteveG's Posts |
Reuters reports the story Iran wins first Oscar with “A Separation”.
Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, the domestic drama focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on traditions, justice, and male-female relationships in modern Iran.
Quoting the director of the film, the article goes on to say:
“At this time, many Iranians all over the world are watching us and I imagine them to be very happy,” director Farhadi said while accepting the Oscar.
“At a time of talk of war, intimidation and aggression is exchanged between politicians, the name of their county (sic), Iran, is spoken here through her glorious culture, a rich and ancient culture that has been hidden under the heavy dust of politics.”
“I proudly offer this award to the people of my country, the people who respect all cultures and civilizations and despise hostility and resentment,” he added.
It is nice to know that amidst all the battling back and forth there are still voices of reason that speak out.
Above, I have included the Iran link from the Reuters article, so that you can go back to reading about demons if you must. After all, too much reason at one time might corrupt your mind.