IIDCYA celebrates Children’s National Week with online screenings of popular movies

October 3, 2020 - 17:38

TEHRAN – The Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (IIDCYA) began screening a lineup of its popular, memorable movies in an online program on Saturday to celebrate Children’s National Week.

The lineup includes “A Non-Profit Police Station” by Yadollah Samadi, “The Water Urn” by Ebrahim Foruzesh and “Harmonica” by Amir Naderi. 

Also included are “Knockout” by Gholamreza Ramezani, “Inspector 2” by Behruz Gharibpur and “Path of Love” by Bijan Shekarriz.

All the films are available on th.kpf.ir on the web portal of the IIDCYA to entertain children. 

New York-based Iranian filmmaker Naderi’s “Harmonica” is set on the sun-drenched southern coast of Iran. It is about a young boy who receives a musical present from abroad. Fascinated and envious, his friends make him the leader of the pack, as they compete for the privilege of holding the harmonica or even blowing a few notes. No one is more obsessed than Amiru, gentle and heavy-set, who seems willing to do anything to get close to the harmonica and its owner.

Set in a two-room schoolhouse in mid-20th century Iran, “The Water Urn” is a heartwarming story about the daily misadventures and experiences of the village children and their beloved schoolmaster, Mr. Samadi. 

It provides an inspiring look at provincial life in a quintessential Iranian village where survival means that all members of a community must learn to work together to achieve a common goal.

“Knock Out” is about a smart student, Mohammad, who is the target of bullying by another student, Bijan. Bijan is supposed to compete with Mohammad’s friend Amir in a Taekwondo match. 

Mohammad finds out that Amir is suffering from a very serious disease, so he goes to Bijan and asks him to lose against Amir.

Photo: A scene from “The Water Urn” by Ebrahim Foruzesh.


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