Art and Experience: Danesh Eqbashavi, an Iranian cineaste who is collaborating on the film project “Ahmed Bey”, a co-production between Iran and Algeria, has said that Algerians are eager for cooperation to continue with other projects.

Eqbashavi is in Algiers to direct the war scenes for “Ahmed Bey”, a co-production between Iran and Algeria about Ahmed Bey being made with his fellow filmmaker, Jamal Shurjeh.

The historical movie is about Ahmed Bey, the last Ottoman Bey who ruled Algiers during the 19th century, and his role in leading the local population in a fierce resistance against the French occupation forces.

“Algerians are familiar with Iranian art and cinema, and have a great desire to cooperate on more co-production projects with Iran,” Eqbashavi told the Persian service of IRNA on Tuesday.

“Algeria is a revolutionary and safe country that is independent in its decisions. It is also pacifist and has mediated in several cases, and we have a lot in common with the country to collaborate on,” he added.

He noted that the cooperation can also be expanded into other fields such as theater, music and literature.

Source: Tehran Times