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Leader blasts politically-influenced film industry


The Leader of Ummah criticizes the Western film industry, saying Hollywood is a true symbol of political interference in art.

During a meeting with Iranian directors and artists on Monday, Imam Ali Khamenei described today’s movie industry as having an artistic surface while being utterly political in reality.

“Most of the movie-making companies in Hollywood are under the political influence of an interconnected system which is behind American politics and even at times goes far beyond governments,” said the Leader.

Imam Khamenei described filmmaking as an effective technique in influencing thoughts and achieving political objectives.

The Leader called on Iranian directors to make use of the thoughts and ideologies of the Islamic Republic in spreading the message of the Islamic Revolution.

Explaining that if made, such movies will never receive a Nobel Prize in Art or an Oscar, Imam Khamenei said “such awards do not have any value and artists should never work to make movies with the purpose of winning such prizes.”

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