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“Ropes and Hopes” depicts actor’s battle with cancer
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TEHRAN – “Ropes and Hopes”, an exhibition of photos by the young Iranian stage actor Majid Bahrami, who was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer in 2011, opened Sunday at the Iranian Artists Forum (IAF).
 
“The series reflects my daily life over the past few years,” Bahrami said in a press release published by the forum on Sunday.
 
“The idea of the photos sparked in my mind when I was dealing with the difficult days of treatment. One day I asked my doctor, ‘What’s up doc?’ And he desperately replied, ‘You are between the earth and the sky; I don’t know what has kept you (alive) so far’.”
 
“But I knew what it was. My life was hanging between the earth and the sky with a rope, and that was the rope of hope, an invisible rope… like hope, like the rope in my photos… like the hope in my photos,” Bahrami has said about his exhibit.
 
Bahrami was acting in the play “Wonder of Creatures” by Reza Servati when he found out about his disease (T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia) and was dispatched to Germany to receive treatment and returned home in good health.
 
However, the disease returned several months ago and he is still receiving further treatment.
Bahrami has acted in several plays. He has also played in the film “Farewell Baghdad”, Iran’s submission to the Academy Awards in 2010.
 
The exhibit will be running until August 21 in the forum located on Musavi St., off Taleqani Ave.
 
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