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Dec 14, 2004
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Interview with 'Ali Derakhshi, the Maker of the New Iranian Series

#422 | 01:30
Source: Sahar TV (Iran)

The following are excerpts from an interview with 'Ali Derakhshni the screenwriter and director of "Zahra's Blue Eyes.":

'Ali Derakhshni: I, 'Ali Derakhshni, screenwriter and director of the series Zahra's Blue Eyes. I started working on this project when I was active in the (Iranian) education ministry, 17 years ago.

Interviewer: In the film Zahra's Blue Eyes there is a beautiful idea, as best as I recall: A girl with blue eyes. A Zionist father who is an army officer, sees these eyes and tries to steal them for his son.

'Ali Derakhshni: Theodore is a boy who symbolizes Israel. He has lost his kidneys, and he was paralyzed, and he wanted to rebuild his body.

The major film companies are under the Zionists' influence. We are at the beginning of the road. Fortunately, the Iranian Islamic Republic and our Islamic regime have made many films and series like Zahra's Blue Eyes, which is a film about children.

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