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Sunday, December 26, 2010
“9/11 Black Box” shooting begins in Tehran
Tehran Times Art Desk
TEHRAN -- Shooting of “The 9/11 Black Box”, a political documentary, began in Tehran last week.
The opening scenes were taken in Jamaran, a neighborhood in Tehran in which founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini lived, Director and producer Mohammadreza Eslamlu told the Persian service of the Fars News Agency on Saturday.
The film’s crew will continue working at the Qajar era Sadabad Palace, the United States former embassy in Tehran and locations near the border of Afghanistan, he added.
“The film focuses on the shadow world government which is behind all events occurring in the world,” Eslamlu said.
“The 9/11 event was a small example, which was deftly exploited to pervert the course of other events,” he noted.
The film’s title obviously refers to the term of ‘9/11 black box’, which has frequently been used by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during his speech at the UN headquarters in New York in September.
A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Eslamlu, 63, is a close friend of Deputy Culture Minister for Cinematic Affairs Javad Shamaqdari.
He has previously made “Human Rights”, an anti-Israeli documentary.
Eslamlu had been assigned by Shamaqdari to accompany American cineaste Michelle Nickelson in “We the People of the Islamic Republic of Iran”, a documentary about the June 2009 presidential election in Iran.
However, the documentary was never made because of post-election unrest in Iran.
Eslamlu’s other credits include “Seyyed’s Garden” and “Over Faw”, both about the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.