Iranian Cinema loses a great educator and film historian


Dr. Amir Hooshang Kavoosi, Iranian Film Historian and filmmaker passed away today in a Tehran Hospital. Mr. Kavoosi that had his film education in France, for decades helped to educate thousands of film students that are now well-known filmmakers working in Iran and outside the country. Mr. Kavoosi was also a film critic that fought for years to bring awareness to the audiences against the main stream Iranian Films made before the revolution (most of them copies of cheesy Hollywood and Bollywood films) and used the term “Farsi Films” for them, indicating that the only relationship of these films to Iran is their language. 

With no doubt Dr. Amir Hooshang Kavoosi played a great part to help establishing cinema as an art in Iran.


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Bijan Tehrani

Bijan Tehrani a film director, film critic and writer, works as editor in chief of Cinema Without Borders while teaching Language of Film and Film History at workshops nationwide. Bijan has won several awards in international film festivals and book fairs for his short films and children's books.

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