|Doc on Iran’s 2013 presidential election premieres in Tehran||
TEHRAN -- A documentary about the campaigns during Iran’s presidential election on June 14, 2013, which led to the victory of the moderate candidate, Hassan Rohani, premiered at the cinematheque of the Iranian Artists Forum in Tehran on Monday evening.
A number critics, cineastes, scholars and officials attended the screening of “The End of Pasteur Street” which was jointly directed by Jafar Mohammadi and Mohsen Khanjahani in the heat of the election campaigns.
In addition, the documentary was reviewed by a panel of critics and experts after the screening.
“To me, some parts of the documentary that pursued the debates and the issues on the election were boring,” said Sadeq Zibakalam, a professor of politics at the University of Tehran.
“The film also does not show how the people who had boycotted the election suddenly changed their minds and rushed to vote,” he added.
“There are significant answers this question… as a professor politics, I think the avalanche of people on election day resulted from those who had changed their minds a few days before the election,” he noted.
He said that Rohani’s main rival, Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf would have won if they had refused to vote.
However, he noted that many people including students, scholars and experts on social and political issues would be interested in the documentary in the future “because the story of the film is about the 2013 election, which was very important,” Zibakalam stated.
Analysts have said that the serious clash between Rohani and Qalibaf during the last televised debate played a key role in the victory of Rohani in the election.
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