Art and Experience: Chilean filmmaker, screenwriter and novelist Miguel Ernesto Littin Cucumides, who is the guest of honor at the 3rd Ammar International Popular Film Festival (APFF), has visited the Tehran Peace Museum.

Littin visited different sections of the museum and listened to a brief explanation given by the executive director of the museum Mohammadreza Taqipur about weapons of mass destruction and the (1980-1988) Iran-Iraq war.

The filmmaker said that he was surprised to see and hear new things about the (Iran-Iraq) war and its aftermath, the museum announced in a press release published on Monday.

He called Taqipur, who is himself a war veteran, a respected man who has forgiven despite the pain and oppression he has been through, and has been serving the cause of world peace.

Littin next visited Tehran’s Grand Bazaar and called Iranian society a strong society with people in high spirits.

He also remarked that he believes that one day is not enough to take in the atmosphere of a place like Tehran’s Grand Bazaar and would require additional days.

Miguel Littin directed the most popular Chilean film of all time, “El Chacal de Nahueltoro” (Jackal of Nahueltoro) (1969), becoming a figure of the New Latin American Cinema.

Littin was exiled to Mexico shortly after Augusto Pinochet came to power in a military coup in 1973.

His 1973 film “The Promised Land” was entered into the Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival and the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.

“Actas de Marusia” (Letters from Marusia), “El Recurso del método” (Long Live the President), “La Viuda de Montiel” (The Widow of Montiel) and “Alsino y el Condor” (Alsino and the Condor) are among his noteworthy credits.

The Ammar festival was established to take a global view of cultural, socio-economic, environmental and political issues that may endanger peace, freedom and justice in the world. It is named after Ammar Yasir, a close companion of Prophet Muhammad (S).

The third edition of the festival will be running from August 24 to 26.