‘Ice Peaks’ to appear at Ammar film festival
Art and Experience: The 9th edition of Ammar Popular Film Festival is set to screen documentary ‘Ice Peaks’, made by Iranian director Naser Naderi, on the presence of Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement in Syria.
Naderi said the documentary, filmed in Lebanon and Syria, addresses how and why Hezbollah is present in Syria and taking part in the battle against the Takfiri militant groups fighting there as its presence in the Arab country raised many slanders against the resistance movement.
He noted that the filming of this 43-minute documentary took two years.
The Ammar Popular Film Festival goes against the promotion of “individualism and extreme enjoyment without caring about the society’s troubles and other human suppression,” the event’s official website noted.
The festival aims “to raise real awareness and responsibility among the general public,” the AIPFF website said, adding that the event’s mission is to create an atmosphere in which independent filmmakers and thinkers can gather together.
The 9th edition of the festival is set to kick off in Tehran on December 27 and will run until January 6, 2019.