Iranian Film Directors and Police to Hold Joint Session to Discuss Cinema’s Problems
Iranian police announced on Tuesday that film directors and officials of Tehran Police will hold a joint session in order to discuss issues related to cinema industry. Social Deputy of Police Forces Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi says the upcoming session has been planned according to the requests sent by film directors.
“We used to hold this type of friendly sessions before. The results of such summits are large number of constructive plans, which are directly supported by Iranian police. There are several points and items that Iranian police require film directors to follow them.” Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi addressed a press-conference with regard to the announced session.
“For instance, we urge film directors to depict a positive and charismatic look from police officers in films. These pictures should transfer the feeling of security, serenity and peacefulness to Iranian people. This is the main goal of police in the country, and we are trying to do our best in the hope of achieving this ultimate intention.” Montazer al-Mahdi declared.
Socialists have earlier criticized Iranian police for planning these sessions. Analysts believe that police should not force its ideology to film directors, and put pressure on them. Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi responded to criticisms by saying: “In fact, we hold these summits once a year and they are totally friendly. The partnership and cooperation between police and film directors are helpful for both sides.”
During the recent years, some security organizations under Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Basij Voluntary Forces have made numerous problems for local film directors due to various excuses.