Majid Majidi promotes “Muhammad (S)” in Baghdad

January 18, 2016

TEHRAN – Renowned Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi joined Iraqi moviegoers at Masrah al—Watani, a movie theater in Baghdad, on Saturday evening to promote “Muhammad (S), the Messenger of God”, his movie about the Prophet of Islam (S).

Majidi also delivered a speech on the various efforts the cast and crew made to make the movie while he criticized certain individuals and religious groups for their opposition to the film.

Culture Minister Faryad Rawanduzi, Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and several other Iraqi officials, artists and some Muslim clerics also attended the screening of the movie.

“Muhammad (S), the Messenger of God” was Iran’s submission to the best foreign language film category at the 88th Academy Awards. However, it failed to receive a nomination.

Photo: Sareh Bayat (L) and Mina Sadati (R) act in a scene from “Muhammad (S), the Messenger of God”.