Indonesia’s TVRI CEO Helmy Yahya visits Tehran 

April 21, 2019

TEHRAN – Helmy Yahya, the director of Televisi Republik Indonesia (TVRI), a state-owned public broadcasting television network in Indonesia, arrived in Tehran on Saturday to meet Cinema Organization of Iran (COI) director Hossein Entezami. 

The meeting took place at the Film Museum of Iran where they discussed ways to expand relations, the COI announced in a press release published on Sunday.

Entezami gave a brief explanation about the cinema of Iran at the meeting and said that family issues and social topics have a special status in Iranian films.

“Violence and sex have no place in Iranian films, which allows the Islamic countries easily to select and show the films,” he said.

He also proposed hosting festivals of movies from Indonesian filmmakers in Iranian cities, and said that organizing such events would help introduce the film industry in Indonesia to the Iranian people.

“Strengthening ties with the Islamic countries, especially Indonesia, is among our country’s priorities,” Entezami said.

For his part, Yahya also said that cooperation with Iran is of great significance, and hoped that the two organizations can collaborate on joint film projects.

He also said that he and his delegation were very surprised to see the museum, which shows the great power and progress of Iranian cinema.

Photo: COI director Hossein Entezami (L) and TVRI CEO Helmy Yahya meet at the Film Museum of Iran on April 20, 2018. 

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