A photography exhibition by Alfred Yaghobzadeh, titled Intifada Uprising, will be held during the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran.
According to Manager of Special Events Programs Seifollah Samadian, the exhibition aims to highlight the culture of Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation and terror through the stunning images captured in occupied Palestine over the past 28 years by the Iranian A-lister Yaghobzadeh who will also teach a photography workshop for brand new or seasoned photographers on the sideline of his exhibition.
The news comes as Israeli forces continue to target unarmed Palestinians taking part in Land Day protests along the Gaza border. In the past few weeks, Israeli soldiers have killed at least dozens of unarmed Palestinian protesters near the Strip’s eastern border. The killings have triggered international backlash at the United Nations, where several member states are demanding an independent and transparent investigation under international law into the bloody events.
The mass protests, called The Great March of Return, are organized by civil society groups and supported by all political factions to call for the right of return of Palestinian refugees. International protests against Israel continue by artists, athletes and politicians the world over as well.
By hosting the photography exhibition, Samadian says Fajr International Film Festival has joined the people of good conscience around the world who are showing solidarity with Palestine and protesting the recent Israeli killings near the Gaza Strip’s border. To that end, the exhibition will put on display historic images captured by Yaghobzadeh, the famous Iranian photographer living in France.
Yaghobzadeh, who is of Assyrian descent, is noted for his war photography. His exhibition will run on Wednesday, April 18 and the sidelines of this year’s Broken Olive Branches section. The event will display works selected from a collection of tens of thousands photographs. It is in four separate categories, starting from the first Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) in 1987 to the Israeli construction of Apartheid Wall.
For all festival goers who are already planning their visit, check screening time and other information at www.fajriff.com, or email us at email@example.com. Presided over by Iranian film writer and director Reza Mirkarimi, the 36th edition of Fajr International Film Festival will be held in Tehran on April 19-27.